May 2008

The End of Gemma Doyle

Only I stand apart. And secretly, I fear it shall always be this way, me alone, belonging to no one, no tribe, always standing just

Camels on Bondi: the Sydney Writers’ Fest commercial

It’s just two weeks until Jeanette Winterson officially opens the Sydney Writers’ Festival. The event brings together writers from Australia and the world, to

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

April 2008

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.

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

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//Mixed media

'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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