July 2007

Obama launches book clubs to win over voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Stealing a page from Oprah Winfrey—his close friend and fellow Chicago celebrity—Sen. Barack Obama launched book clubs in a dozen

The next Potter?

Just to keep the Harry Potter-related news onslaught trucking along, here’s an interesting item from The Hollywood Reporter noting that with two films yet

Life after Harry Potter?

Fans, publishers wondering what to do next…

I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski

Well… have I ever anticipated a book quite this much? Christmas has come early for the Achievers. I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski

Kid authors: A quick guide

New day, new kid author receives book deal. What is in the cordial? Ever since The Guardian remarked on 11-year-old Nancy Yi Fan’s book

In memoriam: Sterling E. Lanier

I’m just finishing a review of Jack Dann’s The Man Who Melted, out in a reissue from Pyr. Writing the review has had

What’s the secret of Harry’s appeal?

Michael Dahl, a children’s book author and editorial director of Stone Arch Books in Mankato, Minn., oft has been heard to say that “the

Celebrating bad writing

NPR News this week interviewed Scott Rice from San Jose University about the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest “honoring the very best of the worst in fiction”.

Amazon’s A9: Personal Jesus

I’d just finished at the Amazon checkout counter when I stopped to marvel at the A9-Clickriver search and sell tools the website employs.

In the news—Girls of Riyadh

Most of the girls look like rock-solid citizens in this stronghold of Islam, but in the privacy of their homes (often vast sprawling affairs with

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//Mixed media

'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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