May 2008

Imported Gems

The migrant experience has been the topic of libraries full of books: some good, some poor; some true, some fictionalised.  The archetypal story sees

Farewell William Warner

Like most crustaceans, the blue crab has stalked eyes. When a crab is at peace with the world, they are but two little round beads.

April 2008

Evil Boy Genius

Recently I started making my way through Irish author Eoin “It’s Pronounced ‘Owen’!” Colfer’s popular Artemis Fowl series. I’ll admit, I’m

Ginger Spice: Author

Ugenia Lavenderby Geri HalliwellMacmillan UKMay 2008, 160 pages, 6.99 “I know there is prejudice against celebrity authors but if you read my stories you’ll know they’re

Still: Cowboys at the Start of the 21st Century

Stillby Robb KendrickUniversity of Texas PressFebruary 2008, 232 pages. $50.00 Robb Kendrick has a great passion for the tintype photographic process. In Still, he uses this process to

True crime author launches poker blog

Cannibalsby Jimmy Lee ShreeveJohn Blake PublishingApril 2008, 288 pages ... because it’s just about the greatest PR headline I’ve ever seen. The skinny? UK-based true crime

Read It, Junior - It’s Good for You!

Pictures ‘n’ Words: This one is about comic books. Do a search on Amazon for recent releases by the novelist Jodi Picoult and you’ll

News round-up: Judge finds Harry Potter complex, and more.

Steven Vander Ark Judge in Potter case isn’t a fan Judge Robert Patterson, heading up the case involving J.K. Rowling’s attempt to

Spring Break Reading

Spring break means no school library hours for me this week. (Sadly, no actual spring break trip in sight, merely additional hours at my other

J.M. Coetzee’s 2020 vision

J.M. Coetzee Australians are quick to claim celebrities as our own, even when the connection is tenuous. Russell Crowe is ours (born in New

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//Mixed media

How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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