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Features

Monday, June 15 2009

The Power of Story in the Digital Age

In an age where Twitter and Google seem to be taking over the world, how do people communicate information in a meaningful and memorable manner? They tell a story.


Reviews

Monday, March 16 2015

Everlasting Lane Can Be a Harsh Place, Full of Beasts, Both Human and Animal

Everlasting Lane is an excellent reminder of how smart and intuitive children can be and how difficult childhood really is.


Wednesday, February 4 2015

'The Never-Open Desert Diner' Is Beautifully Written With a Delicate Sense of Humor

A book with this kind of subtly, lyricism, and quiet intensity isn’t just appreciated—it’s restorative.


Monday, January 19 2015

The Story of a Robot Named Stinky and the Four Boys Who Built It

Even with the discussion of refractions, range finders, and thermocouples, and the light moments and humor, deportation and immigration status concerns are always there for these four boys.


Thursday, December 18 2014

'Hate Crimes in Cyberspace' Shows Us the Steps to Overcome Online Bullying and Terror

From revenge porn to cyber mobs to trolls, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace shows the ugly side of the Internet and, most importantly, what people can do about it.


Wednesday, December 17 2014

'The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress' Is a Historical Mystery With Panache

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress is all about speakeasies, gangsters, glamour, and mystery. Best of all? The mystery is a true story.


Blogs

Monday, August 15 2011

What a Kindle / Nook / iPad Can't Do: 'Ex Libris: The Art of Bookplates'

Books -- real, print, physical books -- say something about their owners and so, as the book Ex Libris makes clear, do bookplates.


Wednesday, September 15 2010

'Black Cats and Four-Leaf Clovers' and a Lot of Other Crazy Superstitions

Sin, death, and the devil appear to be popular themes in the world of superstitions and old wives tales.


Tuesday, April 20 2010

I'm in a New York State of Mind

New York City is all about having a dream -- even if you're aren't quite certain what it is.


Tuesday, March 23 2010

The Rockabillies


Thursday, February 4 2010

Twitterature


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