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Cormac McCarthy

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Featured, Writers | 1 comment

Most writers would love to have just one book recognized as being among the best novels of its time. Cormac McCarthy has four. Blood...

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Writer: Carl Sandburg

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on Writer: Carl Sandburg

California has its artists and writers, as does New York. Lots of writers are associated with the South and New England. For some reason,...

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Writer: David Mamet

Posted by on Dec 30, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on Writer: David Mamet

  David Mamet is one of the all-time masters of film/stage dialogue. His preference for natural conversation, in which characters...

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Person: Dave Barry

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in People | 1 comment

  Dave Barry is one funny guy. Okay, I suppose that’s like saying broccoli is one green vegetable. Still, he’s funny when...

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Book/Film: The Grapes of Wrath

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Book/Film: The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath is the moving story of the Joad family, Okies forced from their farms due to the crop failures brought on by the Dust...

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Americana: The Wall Street Journal

Posted by on Sep 16, 2010 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The Wall Street Journal

Since 1889, Americans have turned to the Wall Street Journal for its comprehensive coverage of financial markets. Published by Dow Jones,...

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The Arts: Tennessee Williams

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | 2 comments

Lots of writers are eager to write their breakthrough novel, for fame or riches. Some want to tell their family’s story, or their...

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The Arts: Ernest Hemingway

Posted by on Apr 8, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on The Arts: Ernest Hemingway

He was a great writer, called the greatest writer since Shakespeare by John O’Hara. And he had a larger-than-life personality. You...

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TV Show: Lonesome Dove

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: Lonesome Dove

Roots is probably the most influential miniseries in television history. But I think you can make the case that the best miniseries ever...

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Film: Driving Miss Daisy

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

Can’t you see the pitch meeting in Hollywood for this movie? WRITER: “It’s about an old Jewish woman in Atlanta and how...

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