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  • Review: 'Once Upon a Time in Russia' by Ben Mezrich

    Review: 'Once Upon a Time in Russia' by Ben Mezrich
    A book that features cash-stuffed suitcases, multiple murders, a massive explosion and a political assassination scheme within its first 100 pages is rarely a work of nonfiction. And while the nonfiction status of Ben Mezrich's new work is debatable, the book proclaims its factual basis right in the title: "Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs, A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder."
  • The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?

    The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?
    It's time for another installment of my ongoing series, "But Does It Hold Up?" in which I take a fresh look at a book I treasured at some earlier point in my life and see if it manages to bring the same pleasure. Sometime in my early teens, I was...

    Bromeliads, and the people who love them, are stars of this event

    Bromeliads, and the people who love them, are stars of this event
    I'm the ultimate brown-thumb dude, but I've always respected the gifted gardening set. On Friday and Saturday, that niche will be well-represented at the Art of Bromeliads 2011 Extravaganza, a series of free bromeliad seminars and other activities at the...

    The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to David Guterson's "Ed King"

    The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to David Guterson's "Ed King"
    David Guterson has won 2011's Bad Sex in Fiction Award. The tongue-in-cheek prize was presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. As in years past, the award-winning author was not in attendance. Guterson was awarded the prize for writing a marathon...

    English 101

    English 101
    Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...