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SXSW: Movie Review – ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ and ‘Love and Mercy’

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Two remarkable biographies premiered on the screens of SXSW this year. 'The Last Man on the Moon,' profiling Astronaut Gene Cernan, and 'Love and Mercy,' which brings us into the life of Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Wrestling for My Life,’ Inspirational Autobiography by Shawn Michaels

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Instead of being a book of bumps and bruises, 'Wrestling for My Life' is an earnest account of how Michaels heals himself, both physically and spiritually. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’- A Biography by Scott Saul

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This is an amazing autobiography full of all the things that helped Richard Pryor to become a legend. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bossypants’ by Tina Fey

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A witty, humorous take on Tina Fey by Tina Fey. Read More »

Interview: Monte Beauchamp on His Collection ‘Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World’

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Rather than just tell short biographies of the 16 cartoonists featured, this impressive and fascinating book has other cartoonists draw the images accompanying the biographies in each cartoonist's unique style. So, for example, the biography of R. Crumb looks like something Crumb would have drawn. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Fringe): ‘Felicitas’ by Libby Skala

Drawing of 'Felicitas and her babies' by Greta Hartwig

The third in Libby Skala's trilogy of solo shows dramatizing her own family history engages our emotions while respecting our intelligence and leaving us feeling uplifted. Read More »

TV Review: ‘American Experience’ – ‘JFK’

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The American Experience examines the life and times of the 35th President of the United States. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker’ by Chuck Haddix

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Filled with illuminating anecdotes from the people who knew the man, who saw at his best, who saw him at his worst. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Boxer’s Story: Fighting for My Life in the Nazi Camps’ by Nathan Shapow & Bob Harris

Book Review The Boxers Story Fighting for My Life in the Nazi Camps by Nathan Shapow as told to Bob Harris

A powerful, easy to read historical account. Read More »

Interview with Julia Ibbotson, Author of ‘The Old Rectory: Escape to a Country Kitchen’

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"When I told colleagues about our Victorian house, the village and the stories from its history, they begged me to write a book about it – so I did!" Read More »