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Becky's Arm Gets a Caldecott Medalist

With Books & Books’ attracting the best and the brightest of the book world, and Becky capturing their visits with personalized tattoos, it was only a matter of time before a Caldecott medalist graced The Arm.   212 more words


Lame Adventure 427: Can we complain?

About two months ago I saw the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill with my friend, Milton. He stood in line at the crack of dawn to snag a pair of terrific $40 rush ticket seats that were very close to the stage. 704 more words


You Should Read David Mitchell

“Love’s pure free joy when it works, but when it goes bad you pay for the good hours at loan-shark prices.”

- Holly Sykes in David Mitchell’s 

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Game Recognize Game-Why Older Men Date Younger Women

Someone very close to me (I’ll call her Annie) has found herself intrigued by an older man.  Naturally, because I am known to have “experience” in this kind of thing , Annie spilled the beans to me.     615 more words


Hero Worship: Toy Sales Trump Valuable Lesson

One of the greatest things about comics has been their ability to be adapted in different ways. There are the comics, the movies, and the television shows. 498 more words


Super Reads

A number of people have asked me if I have any say in the books I get to review for Booklist and Shelf Awareness.  The answer is, yes!   810 more words


Kill your idols, rape their dogs

Common belief holds that an artist has to necessarily invest a lot of himself in his art for it to acquire true meaning and depth. Good art, as much as it may seem to be motivated by an otherworldly genius at times, appeals to us chiefly because it captures ideals that resound across cultures, space, and time; self evident truths, having their origin in a mutually evolved and shared, abstract mindspace, that are tapped into and eventually substantiated by the artist as vessel. 559 more words