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Feb.06.2011 - 1:14 pm
posted by Cheryl L Snell
We drown in the details— what to bring to potluck, where to meet for coffee. There’s a Starbuck’s on the corner where we once sold lemonade, our homemade sign coming apart in an attic somewhere. We...
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Nov.09.2011 - 5:24 pm
posted by Erica Jong, Ph.D.
"At the time I wrote Fear of Flying," recalls Erica Jong, "there was not a book that said women are romantic, women are intellectual, women are sexual—and brought all those things together."...
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Aug.19.2011 - 1:42 pm
posted by Larry R. Smith
Here a short poem video I've made this day to share. It uses my poem WALKING A FIELD INTO EVENING which has been printed in several places, most recently in Yoga International magazine. Peace
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Apr.08.2011 - 12:06 pm
posted by Deborah Santana
Strand Book Store, New York- February 23, 2011
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Aug.03.2009 - 8:46 am
posted by John Y. Cole
Confessions of a Loyal Librarian Redroom.com presents exclusive video of John Y. Cole, a historian of the Library of Congress and founding director of its Center for the Book. John has worked at the...
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Dec.29.2010 - 9:43 pm
posted by Salman Rushdie
Celebrated author Salman Rushdie talks to NDTV's Barkha Dutt on his latest book Luka and the Fire of Life. Rushdie says his new book is a product of the strong desire of his younger son Milan.
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May.30.2011 - 2:33 pm
posted by Andrew Q Lam
Andrew Lam reads his essay, "Afghanistan Can't Wash Away Vietnam" from "New California Writing" - an anthology of writing about California by Californian Writers. He is the author of East Eats West:...
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Nov.28.2010 - 4:29 pm
posted by Midge Raymond
A cautionary tale about husband-and-wife authors, "Love in the Time of Amazon.com," by John Yunker and Midge Raymond. And a book trailer (of sorts) for The Tourist Trail by John Yunker and Forgetting...
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Jul.25.2012 - 12:36 pm
posted by China Galland
Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal a Nation documents the powerful racial conflict over the right to visit cemeteries and to know your ancestors.  This work in progress follows two...
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Dec.30.2012 - 8:29 am
posted by Mara Buck
New Year's Eve poem read by the author reflecting the quiet bonds of a blue collar upbringing.
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Dec.29.2012 - 12:43 pm
posted by Lenore Harris
Nick Taylor, the director of the Steinbeck Center very graciously posted the recording of the reading on YouTube for those of you who missed it. I hope you enjoy it.
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Dec.26.2012 - 6:17 am
posted by David Knop
When Peter Romero's cousin is murdered, the former military policeman is astonished that the local sheriff shows no enthusiasm for solving the crime. He is forced to recognize that, after a military...
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Dec.24.2012 - 8:48 am
posted by Barbara Froman
I've saved the best for last: George Albert Smith's short, silent film, Santa Claus, made in 1898, which was set to the late Bill Evans' rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
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Dec.23.2012 - 2:00 pm
posted by Steve Caplan
In this book signing, Dr. Caplan discusses how "Matter Over Mind" came to be published. A fictional work with a riveting, spellbinding plot, this novel delves through the struggle of scientist Dr....
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Dec.23.2012 - 11:17 am
posted by Barbara Froman
...Nat King Cole.  You all know this one. Enjoy!
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Dec.23.2012 - 4:57 am
posted by Terry Spear
When working on a story, I love to be able to listen to the sounds that animals make, such as wolves howling, as I heard at the wolf reserve in Texas, broad daylight, but didn't think to record them...
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Dec.22.2012 - 9:52 am
posted by Barbara Froman
There are several clips of this number from How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying available, but I am particularly fond of this one, from the 1994 revival, with Matthew Broderick in the...
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Feb.08.2009 - 11:59 pm
posted by Bess McBride
Daisy and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lily, are embarking on a Caribbean cruise. She isn't looking for anything special on the cruise other than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as...
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Jun.19.2009 - 6:14 pm
Laurie Viera Riglers debut novel, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, the story of modern girl Courtney Stone caught within the social confines of Jane Austens era, received rave reviews from both...
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May.01.2011 - 11:48 am
posted by LiNCOLN PARK
Just who ARE those people who pre-heat their lives to 350 degrees and stew for hours just to enter baking contests? Have you ever wondered what REALLY happens at one of those things? LiNCOLN PARK...
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Nov.11.2008 - 12:28 pm
posted by Rebecca Cantrell
“A Trace of Smoke” is a mystery that follows a crime reporter through 1931 Berlin as she searches for her brother's killer, a trail that leads from the city's dark underbelly to the top ranks of the...
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Mar.14.2013 - 2:58 pm
posted by Laura Miller
LAURA MILLER is author of the national bestselling novel, "Butterfly Weeds." She grew up in eastern Missouri and spent years as a newspaper reporter before starting a career in fiction. Miller...
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Nov.21.2011 - 10:39 pm
posted by Zarina Zabrisky
Thurs Nov 17 11} William Taylor Jr. invited a group of authors to perform in celebration of his first collection of stories, An Age of Monsters (a collaboration with Julie MIchelle), at Space...
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Aug.09.2009 - 3:57 am
posted by Vicki Nikolaidis
"Raja Ravi Varma(1848-1906): He achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His exposure in the west came when he won the first prize in Vienna...
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May.06.2012 - 4:21 pm
Edward Winterhalder appears in a short clip from the first episode of the "Outlaw Bikers" television series in 2009.
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Feb.13.2009 - 1:35 pm
posted by Julia Stein
This is a video about Bernard Zakheim, artist, friend of Hemingway and Diego Rivera. Working for the WPA he painted murals at Coit Tower, North Beach, San Francisco. He also did the Holocaust...
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May.06.2009 - 7:32 am
posted by John Cargile
Donald and Anne Drummond are hired by the FBI to unravel the killer of Donald's father. They face a group of right wing supremacists, which Donald's father founded. Donald's biological mother turns...
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