Books

Driven By Desire

Driven By Desire

I had the pleasure of interviewing Tracie Howard =, nationally acclaimed author, whose books include: Revenge is Best Served Cold (2001) (with Danita Carter), Talk of the Town (2002) (with Danita Carter), Why Sleeping Dogs Lie (2003), Success is the Best Revenge, (2004) (with Danita Carter), Never Kiss and Tell (2004), Gold Diggers (2007), and Friends and Fauxs (2009).

Steve Jobs | Book Review

Steve Jobs | Book Review

This official biography was written by Walter Isaacson, who also authored the bestselling biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. Isaacson compiled information over more than 200 interviews from Jobs, family, co-workers, and friends and the resulting Steve Jobs was released by Simon & Schuster in late 2011.

Dark Market: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You [Book Review]

Dark Market: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You [Book Review]

If you’ve been paying attention to, and supporting, the Occupy Movement going on worldwide (and you should be – what they do affects pretty much everybody), then this book will give you both chills and a vindicated feeling.

Book Review > The Last Blind Date

Book Review > The Last Blind Date

The Last Blind Date sparkles with the warmth and honesty of the best blogs. Sometimes, though, in reading certain blogs, I feel like an awkward voyeur into unwitting secondary characters’ lives. And here it was hard to enjoy the sulky stepdaughter, touchy-feely in-laws, and the trashy wedding of an overage bride (note: not the narrator) while I felt awkwardly like a friend was oversharing.

Multinational Debut Novelists Take New York

Multinational Debut Novelists Take New York

It is easy to assume that a writer’s debut novel will take an at least partially autobiographical form. We imagine authors living their stories before putting them onto paper; their voices emerge once they manage to organize their thoughts and observations into a narrative. Only then, with their distinct selves discovered, structured, and shared, are […]

Zazen and the Art of Vanessa Veselka

Zazen and the Art of Vanessa Veselka

Ever since H.G. Wells published his speculative sci-fi telegram The Shape of Things to Come in 1933, numerous artists have adapted his title to suit their own prophecies. Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come demanded that the genre evolve or face irrelevance. Swedish band Refused did the same for underground rock with The Shape of Punk to Come. Ornette and Refused don’t sound particularly alike, but they both purported that music, and art in general, loses all power and urgency once it has become fashionable, marketable, a commodity of mass culture. They were onto something––––after all, this is a world in which Che Guevara t-shirts are sold at shopping malls.

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