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Jun.28.2009
Political writing at its best highlights the unexpected changes in parts of our world that are hidden to us. That’s true of writing about the...
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Jun.30.2009
My favorite Palestinian poet is Taha Muhammad Ali, a quietly bumbling presence when he reads his poems, but a deceptively intelligent writer. The...
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Jul.02.2009
My friend Ilan Mizrahi has published a wonderful book of his photos about Jerusalem -- not the conventional Jerusalem of suicide bombs and the Dome...
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Jul.03.2009
Orthodox Jews face off against secularists in the Holy Land — a sign that all is well. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — Ultra-orthodox...
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Jul.04.2009
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs is organizing donations of books to libraries and schools in the Gaza Strip. I'm delighted to learn that...
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Jul.05.2009
The Twelve by Stuart NevilleHarvill Secker (July 2, 2009 isbn: 1846552796)(to be published in US in October as “The Ghosts of Belfast”, Soho Crime...
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Jul.07.2009
The Devil’s CompanyBy David LissPublished: July 7, 2009 Random House isbn: 1400064198 Fans of swashbuckling classics by Alexandre Dumas and more...
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Jul.08.2009
My good pal Christopher G. Moore -- who shares with me a birthday today -- came up with a great idea for a new blog on international crime fiction....
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Jul.09.2009
The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burkepublished in the UK by The Friday Project isbn 1906321752 Seeing his brothers' houses blown down by the...
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Jul.10.2009
The blog International Noir Fiction describes my series of Omar Yussef Mysteries as creating a "comedie humaine" for the Palestinians. It's...
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Apr.16.2012
Fun Fact: The Bumblebee cannot fly because of the shape and weight of his body in relation to the total wing area. The bumblebee, however, doesn't...
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Apr.20.2012
Has there ever been anyone "enlightened"? What does it mean to be enlightened? Well, I suppose according to any number of religious...
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Aug.22.2013
  Is gambling in baseball on the same level as using PEDS? Is Alex Rodriquez being unfairly singled out? Should Mets Manager Terry Collins be...
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Sep.11.2013
On today’s Phil Naessens Show Phil is beginning what will be a new weekly feature dedicated to International Basketball. Today joining Phil is ...
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Jan.30.2014
On todays Phil Naessens Show Zeb Benbrook joins Phil to discuss the 28 NBA players selected to possibly represent Team USA in Spain and also in...
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Feb.07.2014
On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show Zeb Benbrook stops by to discuss whether or not the Golden State Warriors are playoff bound...
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Feb.21.2014
  As a history buff I’m a fan of well written and researched historical fiction. I don’t mean to put anyone down but there are some authors...
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Jul.18.2012
It all started in 1961!  I was sailing from Liverpool to Canada.  The weather was dreadful and we hit the end of the hurricane. ...
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Nov.22.2013
Thank you, Sylvia Browne. Thank you, thank you. Like most writers I had expected to make today’s subject where I was on November 22, 1963, when I...
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Jul.12.2012
Observations of a Word Watcher: I watch movies—all kinds of movies.  Except for the classic oldies, black and white movies have been upstaged by...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.