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  • Molly  Ivins
    Molly Ivins could say that
    How much I looked forward to "Red Hot Patriot: The Kiss-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins" which is in run at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre through Jan. 4. For tickets and other information, see www.berkeleyrep.org. I spent two hours in traffic...
  • Alah Adams, author of "American D-Boy"
    JoeyPinkney.com five minutes five questions with Alah Adams
    About American D-Boy:Jason and his little brother Darius were born into the dope game. After being left to fend for themselves on the streets, they met George, a high level heroin supplier.They quickly blow up. Things get to crazy for Jason, so he...
  • Barbara Fradkin set to teach workshop at OWC
    New workshop for mystery writers added to Ontario Writers Conference
    Mystery fiction is alive and well and the Ontario Writers Conference has just added a new workshop to prove it.Taking place this spring, the annual conference has an extensive list of workshops and seminars, with the latest for mystery, thriller...
  • Conversation & Book Signing
    Conversation & Book Signing with Eriq La Salle
    To all the Angelenos--including anyone who is going to be in Los Angeles during the month of December--you're invited to attend a conversation and book signing with award-winning actor, director, filmmaker, and author Eriq La Salle. He will be...
  • A new team of Avengers is assembled to fight Ultron
    Al Ewing and Alan Davis assemble a time-tossed team of Avengers to fight Ultron
    Ultron has been one of the most deadly villains the Avengers have faced since his introduction in “Avengers” #54 (July 1968). Created by founding Avenger Ant-Man, the metal clad artificial intelligence has wanted nothing more than to...
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
    Book Review: 'The Alchemist'
    Destiny.Adventure.Following your heart.For those who seek inspiration involving these and so much more, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho may just be the novel to provide it.The Alchemist tells the tale of Santiago, a young shepherd who was...
  • Interview with Picture Book author Denise Mortensen
    Interview with Picture Book author Denise Mortensen
    Denise Dowling Mortensen is the award-winning author of Good Night Engines, Wake Up Engines, a combination flip book of Good Night Engines/Wake Up Engines, Ohio Thunder, andBug Patrol, all published by Clarion Books/HMH. When she is not writing,...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Kristen Harnisch
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Kristen Harnisch
    Kristen Harnisch, author of "The Vintner's Daughter" answers 10 questions about herfavorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.1. If you could go back in time and be...
  • Gerald Durrell
    Thanks for books and books for thanks
    Our world may be full of complaints, regrets, blame, and bad news. It is also full of gratitude!Here are a few things to be thankful and the books that go with them:Family: Lois Lowry's A Summer to Die may seem an odd book to list here....
  • World's Biggest Bookstore
    The last chapter of the World's Biggest Bookstore has ended
    Bookstores are dying all over the world. In some stores, what were once dusty shelves have been replaced by newly manufactured home decor items. Throw pillows and scented candles make up for lacking physical book sales as more and more readers...
  • Secret Wars' Battleworld
    Marvel Comics reveals new Battleworld for 2015's third take at "Secret Wars"
    Ever since their official announcement at this year's New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics has been firing off solicitations, advertisements, and press releases about what aims to be their biggest crossover for 2015, which is a rehash of "...
  • Coursera home screen
    Take the best online courses completely free – about MOOCs and Coursera.org
    todas las clases gratuitas en Español en www.coursera.orgWhat is a MOOC class?Are you interested in taking intriguing classes online? How about for free? The interest in MOOCs exploded in 2012. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sites that...
  • Brooke Shields
    Boundaries: Book review of ‘There Was a Little Girl’ by Brooke Shields
    I have been waiting for Brooke Shields’ account of life with her mother since I was thirteen years old. Ask anyone who has known me through the years, I am not exaggerating. Anyone remotely tuned in to pop culture from that time period will...
  • Truth Seeker
    Exciting conspiracy novel with hopes of a movie
    If you love conspiracy themes, and I do, then Truth Seeker is a must-read. Robert Ludlum could not have crafted a more suspenseful tale of intrigue. J. Patrick O'Connor, whose career consisted oftwenty years in Private Security and...
  • 'No Backing Down'
    'No Backing Down' chronicles the 1994 Salem Witches football team
    Sean Stellato is a former high school football star and a current NFL Player Agent. He is the unlikely quarterback of the 1994 Salem Witches high school football team that went on to play in a high school Super Bowl despite the school...