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  • Portland at Night
    2015 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations
    “Calamari Crime,” will be giving four awards at the25th annual LCC convention,to be held in Portland, Oregon. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 14, at theDoubletree by Hilton,...
  • Alexander Rodriguez from Universal Broadcasting Network's  popular show Happy Hour with Ben & Alexander will hit the stage on January 31st in his one man show, "I'll Drink to That!" @ the Rockwell stage
    Alexander Rodriguez new one man show: "I'll Drink To That"
    Alexander Rodriguez from Universal Broadcasting Network's popular show Happy Hour with Ben & Alexander will hit the stage on January 31st in his one man show, "I'll Drink to That!" Regaling the audience with stories of...
  • "Storm in a Teacup" by Emmie Mears
    Author Emmie Mears launches a brand new series with her latest book
    The riveting thriller “Storm in a Teacup” by Emmie Mears, author of “Shrike: The Masked Songbird,” is the first in a brand new series with demon slayer Ayala Storme keeping the world safe from nasty creatures of the night...
  • 'Watch Me Go'
    Matters of Perspective: Mark Wisniewski on 'Watch Me Go' (Q&A w/ event details)
    Mark Wisniewski will appear at Bank Square Books in Mystic this Wednesday, January 28th, at noon for a luncheon event along with Greer Macallister (The Magician’s Lie). Copies of Watch Me Go will be available for purchase and signing. The...
  • 'Bootleg Cove' by Devin Govaere
    'Bootleg Cove' by Devin Govaere
    I knew next to nothing about Devin Govaere but I have to admit that I probably would not have been drawn to his novella, “Bootleg Cove,” if it had not been published by Samhain Publishing. Govaere is best known for editing romance...
  • WNYC’s and Apollo Theater Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    WNYC’s and Apollo Theater Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Apollo Theater and WNYC partnered for a second year for the WNYC’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tribute with “Hear Our Voices, Count Our votes: MLK’s March Continues. This...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    The nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards
    Mystery Writers of Americaannounced the Nominees for the 2015Edgar Allan PoeAwards, honoring the best inmysteryfiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at their69th...
  • Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon
    Stems, Nugs, and Grass in Inherent Vice
    Weird and peculiar events involving characters such as a multi-drug induced protagonist, a flakey ex-girlfriend that purposely chooses to talk abstractly and ambiguous with serious matters, a power hungry detective whom longs for respect by anyone...
  • Neil Gaiman
    Neil Gaiman Book Signing
    Oftentimes, many bibliophiles never get the opportunity to meet their favorite authors. Either they live too far away, don’t make public appearances, or, sometimes, have already passed away years ago. But for Neil Gaiman fans, Friday,...
  • Exhibits at Laman in February
    Exhibits at Laman in February
    The month of February brings with it two very interesting exhibits at Laman Library in North Little Rock. The Smithsonian’s Mail Call Exhibit explores military mail and communication beginning with the Revolutionary War all the way up to the...
  • Writing books: follow your heart
    Writing books: follow your heart when making changes
    Have you ever got that feeling way down in your stomach that made you know that you must do something? I once heard it referred to as: knowing in your knower.Some call it listening to your heart and other say it is following your gut. Whatever you...
  • Book Review: "The Battle of the Queens" by Jean Plaidy
    Book Review: "The Battle of the Queens" by Jean Plaidy
    Countries and kingdoms often don't get along. Kings of various kingdoms don't always get along. What about queens of rival kingdoms? Queen Isabella, wife of King John I of England and Queen Blanche, wife of King Louis VIII of France...
  • A dystopian adventure; The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
    A dystopian adventure; The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
    I started to read the first book in this series, Divergent, before the movie came out but returned it to the library. I had forgotten about the book until I was at a local recycled book store. There I saw a copy of the book and bought it. Recently...
  • Amazing Spider-Man #13
    "Amazing Spider-Man #13" remembers to add an extra pinch of awfulness
    To give credit where it is due, issues of "Spider-Verse" seem to be consistently able to snatch wretchedness from the jaws of mediocrity. Yet another issue of what seems to be an endless merchandising campaign will be humming along,...
  • Royal Rumble
    Quick thoughts on The Royal Rumble Event Card
    As a quick word on one of the most historical events in pro wrestling history, coming up, as I write this, tomorrow, 8 pm. Sunday night, and I'm writing this because it seems that there is a lot of conjecture about WHO is going to win the...