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And the Oscar Goes To….

Last night, amidst all the glitz, glitter and glamour, the 89th Annual Academy Awards – the “Oscars” – were handed out in a star studded ceremony in (where else?) Hollywood, California. Among the statuettes handed out, two were for writing excellence:  Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay. Just in case you were in the […]

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A Farewell to Elmore Leonard

Leonard Elmore died on August 20, 2013 at his home in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, after suffering a stroke on July 29.  He was 87. Even if you hadn’t read any of his early pulp Western stories or his later crime thrillers, there’s a good chance that you are still familiar with his works.  The 1995 […]

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Hollywood Buckaroo by Tracy DeBrincat

Hollywood Buckaroo Tracy DeBrincat Black Lawrence Press First Edition: October 16, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-9828766-8-8 —♦— Thank heavens Tracy DeBrincat understands the glitter and glitz of Hollywood; the egotism, the diva moves and the dreams of avarice that go with the Beverly Hills landscape.  If she didn’t have such a feel for the movie industry and […]

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter HarperCollins Publishers First Edition – June 12, 2012 ISBN 978-0-06-192812-3 — ♦ — Towards the end of Jess Walter’s lovely new novel, Beautiful Ruins, one of the characters muses as the world is unraveling around him that life, despite all its shortcomings, is a “glorious catastrophe”.  It is this ability to recognize beauty […]

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Tom Stoppard via Intelligent Life

Writer/playwright Tom Stoppard is about to burst into the public eye when the new film adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law (directed by Joe Wright, of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement fame), hits theaters later this year. But Stoppard should be familiar to film buffs and theater aficionados alike, having […]