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steven-belanger's picture
Jan.03.2014
Photo: Book's paperback cover, via doriskearnsgoodwin.com. There are many editions, but this is the one I read.   Extremely well-written and well-researched book (and, from just a few pages, partially the source of Spielberg's movie, which was also very good) that will make you see and know...
steven-belanger's picture
May.06.2013
Photo: Bellevue Hospital Ambulance, New York Times, 1895--from the Wikipedia page of The Alienist.   Been a few weeks away with illness, exhaustion, overwork, and some good headway on my novel and some shorter pieces.  Sort of an odd time lately, mostly without focus.  I've been...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jan.08.2013
In a city where all roads lead to the Washington monument, the biggest and most recognizable symbol in the United States, it is not surprising that the D.C. crowd see the marble edifice as an incentive to fill their nights getting away from the pressures of their busy days with porn. Or at...
robert-earle's picture
Nov.27.2012
Exiles in the Garden by Ward Just is an excellent example of the well-made novel, though it lacks in the very theme it explores: conflict.   Alec Malone is the protagonist we follow from his twenties to his seventies. He’s a photographer at first for a Washington, D.C. newspaper. Then he...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.26.2012
photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia page   A few comments about Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which you should go see:   --I was pleasantly surprised to find myself sitting in the second row from the front for this film.  Spielberg film or not, historical films or biopics do not...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jul.04.2012
I often wonder whether or not the Founding Fathers had fireworks to celebrate the first 4th of July after they declared this country free of British rule and an independent country. Probably not. We do celebrate this day of independence from foreign rule and fireworks are the usual visual...
john-jung's picture
Mar.28.2012
You can't control when you get opportunities to do book signings, so you grab them when you get good opportunities.  But it may be a bit crazy (for me at least) to do 5 events from coast to coast within 2 weeks.  On April 22, I get to do one close to home for a fundraiser for the Long...
karna-bodman's picture
Oct.22.2009
What do you think of when you read the word "power?" Power of the military? Power of positive thinking? Well, I associate the word power with Washington, D.C. where politicians exercise power over our lives in so many ways.  Being in Washington is exciting and educational. But it can also...
geri-spieler's picture
Apr.14.2009
              Twenty-seven years ago I promised a convicted felon I would store her art collection until her son was old enough to take it. This collection is not some small assembling of prints or photos. The collection includes seven oil paintings, some as large as a doorway.  There are wall-...
geri-spieler's picture
Apr.14.2009
              Twenty-seven years ago I promised a convicted felon I would store her art collection until her son would take for her. This collection is not some small assembling of prints or photos. The collection includes seven oil paintings, some as large as a doorway.  There are wall-size...