The poems in Robert Cooperman's A Killing Fever tell a tale of violence, love, and bloody retribution.
The wonder, confusion, and fear experienced by a small-town reporter during his investigation of the professor's death is convincingly conveyed
The latest Rosy Cole book entertains children of all ages while illustrating the dangers for any would-be memoirist.
Tomback uses a no-nonsense approach to growing up and finding solutions to problems.
What happens when you combine dogs and girls? Find out!
One of the year's best non-fiction works, this insightful account of Melanesian life follows the author as he retraces his great-grandfather’s steps as a missionary.
One person's dash is another's tonnage: Cooking for the exotic minded.
Kate Mosse is a master builder of the story, making Labyrinth a Grail story superior to all previously published modern versions.
Jet Li stars in Fearless, an amazing martial arts drama loosely based on Chinese historical figure Huo Yuanjia.
After two episodes, I've decided to pull a show from my weekly viewing lineup.
The sci-fi classic that always ends up ignored in the face of countless others of the '50s.
Part One of the Modern Pea Pod's look at the Fall 2006 TV season.
In the late 1800's, a beleaguered law man is determined to “civilize” the Australian outback.
Michael and Lincoln race against the mysterious Agent Mahone to find the five million left by D.B. Cooper.
...as an expose of how vacuous their whole industry is, it’s a roaring success.
Jet Li does better than this guy expected, and that is a good thing. Plus, are teen boys really dumb?
Rather than a literal adaptation, the film presents a story that could have inspired the legendary myth.
The stakes are high; the drama's not.
This series is a must see. You will obey.
The circle of revenge becomes complete.
This week, in spite of our best efforts, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock reunite.
Nextcat offers a MySpace-style networking community for the entertainment professional.
Some controversial aspects of the broken windows concept of criminology and the strategy of zero tolerance in the policing of urban crimes.
mental_floss question of the day.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for September 26, 2006
The freefall had stopped and I had landed solidly on my own two feet. Or had I?
Chikan groupies, NFL, NCAA football, MLB, and more on this week's BCRadio Podcast.
There isn’t one false note on Live In Tokyo, and like all great albums, the music stays with you.
Colorblind brings funk to the forefront... it's about time.
Oasis release EP, 3-year-old hits eBay, and Saosin release album in today's update.
The band's music is available on CD, digitally, or even on vinyl from their artist-run label.
Casting the net wide once again to catch a variety of weird stuff out this week.
Refreshing alternative rock that reminds us of a time before the rise of angst-ridden boy bands with ironic names.
The best words to describe this album are "not quite" but this album is not as bad as some critics have made out.
Zach Hoskins comes to terms with a jazz monolith... or two.
Audio and video streams from recent and upcoming album releases.
This collection of recordings John Coltrane made as a session leader for Prestige in 1957 and 1958 helps trace his transition from sideman to jazz giant.
Ah, good ol' Faithless - I sure can hear London calling. It might not be for all, but this compilation is close to my heart.
A few interesting concepts are wasted on this bland, forgettable shooter.
Hands down this game is the best ball breaker since Arkanoid.
Why would North Americans feel the need to sanitize the history of distant political ancestors?
The unmistakable hubris of the Democrats and contempt they show to voters may be their undoing during the elections.
Can Jesse Ventura bring Kinky Friedman the same kind of surprise victory he had in Minnesota in 1999?
By guaranteeing recognition this Peace Initiative goes a long way in addressing Israel’s perennial insecurity: her lack of strategic depth.
The type of content on the web is proliferating and its sheer diversity is what poses the ultimate threat to conventional media. Here's part three of a four-part overview.
The spice hunt consumed man. Man consumed spices. Scientists now study what we have always known about spices.
Usually better than a monkey with an extra chromosome tossing darts at a board. Usually...