Can You Judge This Book By Its Cover?

Can You Judge This Book By Its Cover?

J. K. Rowling’s first novel for grown-ups (in stores until Sept. 27) has a face and page count (512). Honestly the cover doesn’t matter. People are eager to buy the book no matter what. Still, the bright colors distance “The Casual Vacancy” from the...
Nora Ephron: 1941-2012

Nora Ephron: 1941-2012

Nora Ephron was an extraordinary writer and filmmaker. Smart, elegant, funny (without having to use four-lettered words.) A pioneer and role model, who urged women “to be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” She reveled in the joys of eating and...
How Did LeBron Get Up For The Big Game?

How Did LeBron Get Up For The Big Game?

By reading “Mockingjay”, the third volume of “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins. James was magnificent (45 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists) in leading the Miami Heat to a 98-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern...
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

President Obama said “His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world.” Steven Spielberg said “He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career.” Ray Bradbury — one of our favorite writers, first and forever —...
Top Ten ‘Fun Facts’ About Gardening

Top Ten ‘Fun Facts’ About Gardening

Michelle Obama went on Letterman Monday night to help promote her new book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” The “fun facts:” No. 10: Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener....
Remembering Maurice Sendak

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak took millions of us to where the wild things are. And we loved him for that. Here’s to the influential, irreplaceable children’s book author and illustrator, who passed away on May 8 at age 83. New York Times obit Buzzfeed’s list of the 20...
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