| Oct 13, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Orlando Film Festival, opening Nov. 3, has announced its lineup of films to go along with famous film guests of honor — Olympia Dukakis, Haley Joel Osment among them. I'm just now going through the onslaught of titles. They're showing “The...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The first Orlando Film Festival movie (Nov. 3-7) to truly blow me away as I preview this year's offerings is this one, the actor Joseph Mantegna's brilliant, booze-and-blood soaked documentary on the two-fisted author, drinker, movie-maker, lover, brawler...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 3:21 PM
Merriam-Webster defines memoir as a "narrative composed from personal experience." It may encompass the entirety of a person's life, or only a portion of it. This sets it apart from a traditional autobiography, which is usually a chronological account...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 10:07 PM
'New Beginnings' at DeMossa Gallery
Jovan Karlo Villalba's will feature his recent cinematic painting series "New Beginnings" through October 2 at DeMossa Gallery in Laguna Beach.
The exhibit, which explores the natural and man-made world's...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 6:26 PM
'The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel'
By Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau, 259 pp., $24
By their chunky glasses, facial scruff, skinny jeans, and iPhones you shall know them: New York’s latest crop of aspiring male fiction writers, fresh from the provinces...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 10:29 AM
"Stet: An Editor's Life"
By Diana Athill
Grove Press, 256 pages, $13
When people you respect - and like - recommend a book, don't delay, lest you find yourself full of reproach for missing it. That's how I now find myself about this memoir, which came...
| May 15, 2011
When National Book Award-winning novelist William T. Vollmann went to Japan this spring to report on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant from inside the contamination zone, he did what any journalist would do. He bought a dosimeter to chart the...
| May 24, 2011
| 9:17 AM
Title: Associate professor of American history, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach.
Other job experience: Former reporter for weekly newspaper in Maryland; Former Bible and social science teacher at Inter-American School,...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 5:36 PM
"Muriel Spark: The Biography"
By Martin Stannard
W.W. Norton. 656 pages. $35
By nearly any measure Muriel Spark was a major 20th-century writer -- of longer fiction (twenty two novels); short fiction (sixty+ stories, published and republished in six...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Tony Millionaire spends his nights in the garage. That's where you'll find him, in a space built just wide enough for a Model-T, bent over his drawing table until 4 a.m., a beer never far from his fingertips. The wife and kids can hear him in there,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:55 AM
WSHU Presents “Join the Conversation” with the writer, blogger and cultural critic. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., University Commons, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, sacredheart.edu
It takes talent to pivot, the way James...