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steve-hauk's picture
Oct.08.2013
. . . write the truth is a quality we don't often recognize for its importance to great writing. It is as, if not more important, than talent or style. John Steinbeck had it, writing ``The Grapes of Wrath'' under threat of death. John Reed had it, so did Maxim Gorki. Great reporters have it,...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.07.2013
The Atlantic, October 2013   I’ve been on edge for some months about a slight sea change in The Atlantic, a delicate balancing act between pandering to the reading public’s voyeurism and true reportage. But this issue brings back solid reporting on issues well known via various...
susan-keefe's picture
Oct.07.2013
An action packed political thriller. Publisher:  Winter Goose Publishing ISBN 13: 978-0989479219 Language: English - 366 Pages About Threading the Needle: Milan. Bianca's curiosity gets a young university student murdered, but not before he gives her a file that details a secret weapon...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.05.2013
Now that it has been discovered and given a name, historians, scientists and researchers are busy as holiday elves pursuing re-examinations of all that’s happened in the world’s history.  They’re trying to learn if Obamacare might have caused everything bad that’s ever happened. Nothing is...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.04.2013
Can a novelist predict events or does he assume by relying on common sense? Tom Clancy's obituary pieces, while paying a tribute to his hugely popular espionage genre, have invariably mentioned his 'predictions'. He had believed so himself when he stated, “I hang my hat on getting as many things...
sam-barry's picture
Oct.02.2013
My fellow American: you may be asking yourself, “What does the federal government shutdown mean to me?” Or you may be wondering if there are any good new TV dramas previewing this Fall. Either way, I’m here with answers, because I am concerned about you. The government shutdown means the approval...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Sep.27.2013
         Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Signoret: my wife and I named our daughter after these two courageous women who were such a major part of the intellectual, artistic, and political life of twentieth century Europe and the world.  An important...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.27.2013
Okay this post is going to be a bit of a thematic stretch, but it really does edge into my media theme for this blog. The missus and I have been watching a lot of British TV programming lately, and I find myself comparing it to the domestic TV fare. Of course any casual watcher of British TV will...
mark-hunter's picture
Sep.24.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               After writing this column about Syria, I realized my 9/11 column was due that week. As a result of that delay, by the time you read this America might have turned Syria into a relief map of Edward James...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.23.2013
Sunday mass. Two suicide bombers. 80 Christians killed. The Taliban strikes. Again. My friend B is a devout Christian. She chose her mother's faith; her father is a Muslim, her husband was a Catholic. They travelled to many countries and she has several options, but after his death she was...