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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 »

Book Review: ‘The Treasures of Bruce Lee’ by Paul Bowman

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Like a portable museum for true fans of the martial arts legend. Read More »

Book Review: The Patriarch by David Nasaw

Well-researched with lots of insights into what drove Joseph P. Kennedy. Read More »

Book Review: Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Both Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln are riveting and well written for any reader. Read More »