King Plunges Stake Into Meyer’s Writing

King Plunges Stake Into Meyer’s Writing

Stephenie Meyer may be the new J.K. Rowling, but there is a difference says Stephen King. “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people… The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn....
Next Stop, New Orleans

Next Stop, New Orleans

Now that “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” has received a delectable 13 Oscar nominations, it is perhaps time to visit the gorgeousness of its locale, New Orleans. Next month is Mardi Gras, so it seems now is the time to go and have a visit. For those...
Lehane Travels Back To Boston, 1918

Lehane Travels Back To Boston, 1918

I wish Dennis Lehane, one of America’s great novelists, would write another mystery with gritty P.I.s Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, but I admire the author’s choice to take on new challenges. From the tragic “Mystic River” to the gothic...
I Can Has Cheezburger: A LOLcat Collekshun

I Can Has Cheezburger: A LOLcat Collekshun

Gotham Books In shops on 7 October icanhascheezburger.com It was probably sometime last year when I first saw these kooky kitty images on a friend’s Facebook page.  I poked around the site recently to find this old favorite, for example.  They are just...
Botero: Works 1994-2007

Botero: Works 1994-2007

Skira In shops now In this month’s British GQ, the artist Fernando Botero states that “art should always be clear. It should speak directly.” And, indeed, his work does just that. Perhaps if you are most familiar with the Columbian artist’s...
Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim: Review

Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim: Review

Written by Tom Corwin / Illustrated by Craig Frazier Flying Dolphin Press In shops now mrfooster.com It’s hard to say exactly what kind of book “Mr. Fooster” is. At about 100 pages, half of which are pictures, it first seems to be a read for...
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