| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Kinky Friedman, The Bipolar Tour
June 19, Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; June 20, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com
The first thing you should know about Kinky...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Money that was earmarked for a master plan for Costa Mesa's Library Services has instead been used to supplement Orange County funds for repairing the roof of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library.
When money is tight, I can understand this. However,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:37 PM
What are your summer plans? Plenty of people prefer some quiet, idle time in a hammock or lounging beside the body of water of their choice. And what better time to relax with a good book? Here is a selection of books to keep you occupied no matter...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:43 PM
As Connor Jessup explains it, he didn't see much action in the first season of TNT's alien invasion drama "Falling Skies." Not that the 17-year-old is complaining.
"I was more than happy last season," said Jessup, whose character Ben Mason spent half...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Now that "Falling Skies"fans have seen how easily Ben Mason took down his older brother, Hal, in the Season 2 premiere of the TNT hit, Connor Jessup can reveal how shooting that scene with Drew Roy really went down.
"I push him down, right? But I'm not...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 2:31 PM
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows sponsored three local students to participate in leadership camp called Rotary Young Leader Awards.
The three students are Kirstie Coombs, North Hagerstown High School; Tristan Prejean, Heritage Academy; and Michael...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Award-winning mystery writer, Steve Hamilton, will be the special guest at a free cocktail event hosted by McLean & Eakin, Booksellers from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 2, at the Little Traverse History Museum at the Petoskey waterfront.
| Jul 29, 2012
Shadow of Night
Viking: 584 pp., $28.95
Writing second installments of planned trilogies is harder than you think. There has to be enough background from the first novel — but...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:08 PM
In the early days of their marriage a few years ago, Chicago attorney Brett Nolan and his wife, the thriller novelist Gillian Flynn, were having drinks with a group of friends when Flynn posed a surprising question. "Does anybody have any idea," she asked...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Sometimes the Amazon robots get a little wacky with their book recommendations for readers. The bots must get rusty from all of the rain out in Seattle.
Read Street reader Eileen O'Brien recently got some weird suggestions for mysteries and thrillers,...
| Jul 17, 2012
Richard B. Scudder
Co-founder of MediaNews Group
Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...