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Book Review: ‘Paprika’ by Yasutaka Tsutsui


Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 mind-bender novel, the inspiration for a classic anime feature, gets reissued. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘North and South’

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You may tune into to watch the young Patrick Stewart, but enjoy it for the thoroughly entertaining and compelling romance and mini-history of England's Industrial Revolution. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Crypt Thief: A Hugo Marston Novel,’ by Mark Pryor


A Paris set mystery that doesn't quite capture the City of Lights. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Death in the Vines: A Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal Mystery’ by M. L. Longworth


What really makes Longworth's mysteries enjoyable are the atmosphere and details that she includes of the South of France. Read More »

Television Review: ‘The Real Story – Star Trek’


As Mr. Spock was fond of saying, "fascinating." Read More »

Book Review: Bring Up the Bodies – by Hilary Mantel


Cromwell, as intelligent as ever, looks at every situation from several angles, always trying to serve England. Read More »

DVD Review: “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series One”


"Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" is a real treat for mystery fans. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Murdoch Mysteries, Series 5

Murdoch Mysteries is an entertaining CSI-style drama with a twist. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: A Monster in Paris

A Monster in Paris is a fun film that the entire family will enjoy, chock-full of beautifully rendered scenes of the City of Light. Read More »

Book Review: 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Vintage, 720p Charles C. Mann is the author of 1493, a New York Times best-seller, and 1491, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for the best book of the year. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce ... Read More »