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Book Review: ‘The Butcher’s Sons’ by Scott Alexander Hess

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The Butcher's Sons drives three sons through the heat and danger of youth until they all must make choices that will change everything. Read More »

Movie Review: J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

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Chandor's terrific new film "A Violent Year," is an absorbing character study that recalls the gritty Lumet and Coppola dramas of the 1970s. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Suspicion’ a Young Adult Fiction by Alexandra Monir

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The secrets of Rockford manor are very delicate and Imogen is cautious about creating any further concerns. There is something very strange about the deaths of her parents and that of her cousin, something that someone is willing to kill to keep secret. Read More »

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Werewolf of New York’ by Batton Lash

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The preternatural--even werewolves--exist, and they have legal rights! Read More »

‘The Knick’ Review: Clive Owen Stars in Cinemax’s New Drama

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The Knick is an excellent series. Its setting is perfect to offer commentary, not just on our own medical and societal history, but our own times as well. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret New York: Curious Activities’ by T.M. Rives

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Jonglez publishes “local guides by local people” which guarantees even a New York native will be surprised by many of the great finds in this charming guidebook. Read More »

Interview: Sharon van Ivan, Author of ‘Juggle and Hide’

"I experience anxiety before I do almost anything – even if it’s something wonderful like writing."

Sharon van Ivan began her memoir, Juggle and Hide, in Los Angeles in 2004, just after the death of her mother. She and her husband, the renowned realist artist Charles Pfahl, had moved to Los Angeles to be close to Sharon’s mother. Sharon sought out a writing group as she was having trouble diving into the painful story that was ... Read More »

Interview: Lynn Steward, Author of ‘A Very Good Life’

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"I quickly learned that writing becomes an all-consuming passion. . ." Read More »

TV Review: ‘Blondie’s New York’ on The Smithsonian Channel

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Blondie fans will want to dig out their old CDs and vinyl and listen once again to some great songs from 'Parallel Lines,' like "Hanging on the Telephone" and "One Way or Another." Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

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The Coen Brothers’ latest, about a struggling folk musician in early 1960s Greenwich Village, is a chilly and exquisitely crafted mood piece. Read More »