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angela-k-nickerson's picture
Feb.19.2010
St. Peter's Basilica (Rome) This time of year my thoughts turn to Michelangelo... so my photos today are all of his work both in Rome and in Florence. Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 and died on February 18, 1564, just shy of his 89th birthday. I have blogged about the...
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Feb.17.2010
William Wallace Eight Questions for William Wallace When I was researching and writing A Journey into Michelangelo’s Rome, I read thousands and thousands of pages -- books, articles, interviews, journals -- and one name kept popping up in my research, that of Dr. William Wallace.  Dr. Wallace, a...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Dec.27.2009
Welsh Icons ("an Encyclopedia and Gazetteer of Wales and all Things Welsh - A Cymrupedia if you like."...uh, "Cymru" being the Welsh word for Wales.) lists me among the "iconic" writers on its site. That puts me in the company of thriller king Ken Follett, sinister...
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Dec.13.2009
Big News: The one-and-only City Lights will be publishing by new nonfiction book, White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg! WHS is an in-depth look at how Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg shared ideas, contacts, inspiration, and influence to launch the...
terence-clarke's picture
Dec.07.2009
Surely Gabriel García Márquez is the author of some of the oddest books ever.   His Love In The Time of Cholera (my particular favorite)  features a man named Florentino Ariza who has been waiting for fifty-one years, nine months and four days for the love of his life, Fermina Daza, to get rid...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.13.2009
Is a story salacious because of what it is or how it has been portrayed? Is it about the man or other people's perspective? Indian actor Om Puri's wife has written his biography. He publicly lambasted her for revealing his sexual encounter with his 55-year-old maid Santi when he was 14; then...
annette-martin's picture
Nov.08.2009
Utterly Astounding, November 1, 2009 This book was one I found quite compelling and astounding. The author did a fascinating job at depicting and outlining the events in Annette Martin's life. Such great achievements and yet so many hurdles she toppled throughout her years and it gripped me in such...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Oct.27.2009
I started to feel recently that my bio on www.mattbeynonrees.com was a bit over-serious. First of all, it was in the third person. I honestly never refer to myself in the third person (except when I'm shopping and I ask my wife "Would Matt Beynon Rees wear a shirt in this shade of pink?...
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Oct.16.2009
The last couple of articles about me and my books focus on the fact that I'm rather happy. In this month's Hadassah Magazine, I'm "affable and trim." High school friends reading this on Facebook may wonder where the affability was back then... Profile: Hadassah Magazine October 2009 Matt...
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Oct.04.2009
I hardly ever read poetry, but for some reason T.S. Eliot's poetry speaks to me. Perhaps it's because, like Eliot, I used to work at a bank in the City of London, and the feeling of his poems is the exact feeling I had as a 'Hollow Man' looking at the masses of other Hollow Men crossing London...