SOME LUCK by Jane Smiley
Oct07

SOME LUCK by Jane Smiley

Sometimes, there are books you wait for all year – those carefully timed titles with just the right amount of hype and noise, carefully displayed on the front tables of bookshops at that exact moment when the leaves are changing, the weather cools, and we can’t help but feel (despite our age) a little bit academic, like we should be reading something of weight that people will be asking questions about at a book club or a...

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‘Dr. Zhivago’ The Musical Coming To Broadway
Oct02

‘Dr. Zhivago’ The Musical Coming To Broadway

The stage musical adaptation of “Doctor Zhivago” -- in development for eight years –is headed to Broadway in 2015. Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, who helmed productions in La Jolla and Australia, will also direct the show based on the 1958 Nobel Prize-winning novel by Russian author Boris Pasternak. It begins previews at the Broadway Theater on March 27 and opens April 21. The impressive creative team includes...

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‘Outlander’ — ‘Both Sides Now’ A Powerful Finale
Sep28

‘Outlander’ — ‘Both Sides Now’ A Powerful Finale

“Outlander” reached its midseason finale on Saturday with another powerful episode. Showrunner Ron Moore, who has done an exceptional job with Diana Gabaldon’s novels, enhanced the heartbreaking cliffhanger with an intelligent tweak. Great storytelling. Vulture reported what Moore told Gabaldon: We cut to Frank in the 20th century and see what he’s been doing, and we cross-cut the two stories: We just go cold...

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Stephen King’s ’11/23/63′ Coming To Hulu
Sep23

Stephen King’s ’11/23/63′ Coming To Hulu

Stephen King’s best-selling novel 11/22/63 is coming to Hulu. The streaming site announced a nine-hour event series order. J.J. Abrams will be collaborating with King to produce the series for Hulu along with executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights) and Warner Bros. Television. The premiere date has not been announced. King’s 2011 thriller involves high school teacher Jake Epping traveling back in...

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JoyHog Fall: 11 Books
Sep03

JoyHog Fall: 11 Books

Kill My Mother by Jules Feiffer (Aug. 28) The first graphic novel by the legendary American cartoonist. When three daunting dolls intersect with one hapless heroine and a hard-boiled PI, deception, betrayal, and murder stalk every mean street. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (Sept. 2) Channeling multiple lives and chance encounters, as in Cloud Atlas, Mitchell’s ambitious new novel is called “a thing of beauty” by...

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Dennis Lehane Talks ‘The Drop’ (Boston Magazine)
Aug21

Dennis Lehane Talks ‘The Drop’ (Boston Magazine)

Dennis Lehane — one of our favorite authors — has a new novel “The Drop” coming out this fall. “The Drop” is also an upcoming film, for which he wrote the screenplay… first. Boston Magazine interviewed Lehane: In early September, Lehane‚Äôs newest work of fiction will hit bookshelves just days before a movie-version hits theaters. The film stars big-name acts like Tom Hardy, known best for his...

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