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BWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the TimeBWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the Time
by John Walker Ross

Greil Marcus has been a big-time rock critic for over forty years. I've been reading him for the last thirty-five....I've learned to take the good with the bad. (more...)
BWW Review: Amanda Palmer's 'The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help'BWW Review: Amanda Palmer's 'The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help'
by Tory Gates

“Honest communication engenders mutual respect, and that mutual respect makes askers out of beggars.” The most difficult thing, Palmer points out, is indeed to ask. One further point she makes: if yo... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Arts Criticism at Its Most Bracing in ART IN AMERICA 1945-1970BWW Reviews: Arts Criticism at Its Most Bracing in ART IN AMERICA 1945-1970
by Patrick Kennedy

An essential new anthology from the Library of America charts the glory days of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism--a time of almost-unmatched vitality in art writing. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Sophia Loren Examines YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW in New BookBWW Reviews: Sophia Loren Examines YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW in New Book
by Ryan Kilpatrick

Twas the night before Christmas Eve, when all through the house Neapolitan cuisine was baking in Sophia Loren's house. (more...)
BWW Reviews: DEATH AMONG THE RUINS Is Scandalous Historical Mystery FunBWW Reviews: DEATH AMONG THE RUINS Is Scandalous Historical Mystery Fun
by Marakay Rogers

Arabella Beaumont, heroine of DEATH OF A COURTESAN, is back with a small problem of stolen Roman erotic sculptures. (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE DEAD CIRCUS Brings L.A., the Sixties, to LifeBWW Reviews: THE DEAD CIRCUS Brings L.A., the Sixties, to Life
by John Walker Ross

More than any other American city–even New York–Los Angeles occupies a psychic space as well as a geographic one. More than any other decade “the sixties” represents a state of mind as much as a serie... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J OjaBWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J Oja
by Wesley Doucette

A look at Harvard scholar Carol J. Oja's discussion of the development and wartime premier of Bernstein and Robbins' musical 'On the Town.' (more...)
BWW Reviews: 12 BOTTLE BAR by David Solmonson & Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, Published by Workman PressBWW Reviews: 12 BOTTLE BAR by David Solmonson & Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, Published by Workman Press
by Marina Kennedy

Learn the art of making cocktails with 'The 12 Bottle Bar' by David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson. Published by Workman Press, this book streamlines the process of mixing wonderful drinks and... (more...)
BWW Review: GONE GIRL is an Enthrallingly Well-Constructed Web of LiesBWW Review: GONE GIRL is an Enthrallingly Well-Constructed Web of Lies
by Matt Tamanini

So often, movies adapted from books are unable to navigate the pitfalls of translating introspective thoughts and first person narration on the page into tangible action on the screen. However, in GON... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FRAGMENTS TantalizesBWW Reviews: FRAGMENTS Tantalizes
by John Walker Ross

The basic premise of Fragments–a collection of Marilyn Monroe's writings that ranges from bits of poetry and thoughts on psychoanalysis to rehearsed answers for upcoming interviews and favorite recipe... (more...)
VIDEO: Did Ben Affleck Kill His Wife in New GONE GIRL Preview?VIDEO: Did Ben Affleck Kill His Wife in New GONE GIRL Preview?
by Movies News Desk

GONE GIRL, directed by David Fincher, and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, N... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Award-Winning Children's Author, Maria Dismondy's SPOONFUL OF SWEETNESSBWW Reviews: Award-Winning Children's Author, Maria Dismondy's SPOONFUL OF SWEETNESS
by Marina Kennedy

Award winning author, Maria Dismondy's latest book, 'Spoonful of Sweetness and other delicious manners' is a delightful board book for very young readers. illustrated by Ronnie Rooney. (more...)
BWW Reviews: BLACKBIRD Doesn't Quite SoarBWW Reviews: BLACKBIRD Doesn't Quite Soar
by John Walker Ross

The best thing about Blackbird, Tom Wright's second novel featuring a character named Jim Bonham (who almost nobody calls Jim), is the cover design, which is spare, evocative, compelling. Nothing's wa... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MISS EMMA'S MATCHMAKING SERVICE FOR LITERARY CHARACTERS Offers an Ode to Book LoversBWW Reviews: MISS EMMA'S MATCHMAKING SERVICE FOR LITERARY CHARACTERS Offers an Ode to Book Lovers
by Heather Nadolny

The Ad Hoc Players give Capital Fringe 2014 a funny, witty, and intelligent love song to book nerds. (more...)
2014 Writers Salon Series Schedule Announced; Patricia Williams to Speak at Event Tonight, 6/242014 Writers Salon Series Schedule Announced; Patricia Williams to Speak at Event Tonight, 6/24
by BWW News Desk

Martha's Vineyard, MA (June 22, 2014)-- Renaissance House: A Retreat for Writers Salon Series will host an evening with Patricia Williams, award-winning writer, Nation Magazine columnist, Columbia Law... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION Covers the BasesBWW Reviews: A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION Covers the Bases
by John Walker Ross

Holly George-Warren's A Man Called Destruction is the first full-length biography of Alex Chilton... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HELLO AMERICAN LADY CREATURE by Lisa L. Kirchner is FascinatingBWW Reviews: HELLO AMERICAN LADY CREATURE by Lisa L. Kirchner is Fascinating
by Marina Kennedy

Lisa Kirchner's memoir, 'Hello American Lady Creature' has been published by Greenpoint Press. It is a fascinating account of her personal and professional experiences as an American woman living in ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Twisted Lit Reinvents Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet in ANYONE BUT YOUBWW Reviews: Twisted Lit Reinvents Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet in ANYONE BUT YOU
by Ellen Dostal

Love and Pizza…and Shakespeare! That's what authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes have cooked up Chicago-style in ANYONE BUT YOU, book three of their popular Twisted Lit series for young adults. Each of th... (more...)
BWW Reviews: JACK OF SPIES Gets New Series Off To a Solid StartBWW Reviews: JACK OF SPIES Gets New Series Off To a Solid Start
by John Walker Ross

Despite its title and its almost documentary feel for period spy-craft, David Downing's Jack of Spies isn't necessarily bound by genre. (more...)
BWW Reviews: RING LARDNER - STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS Is PricelessBWW Reviews: RING LARDNER - STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS Is Priceless
by John Walker Ross

Some writers are valued for the window they provide into their own time, others for their prescience. (more...)
BWW Reviews: STARFISH, Patty Dann's Excellent New Novel by Greenpoint PressBWW Reviews: STARFISH, Patty Dann's Excellent New Novel by Greenpoint Press
by Marina Kennedy

Patty Dann's newest novel, 'Starfish' is an extraordinary book. This sequel to her well known 1986 novel, 'Mermaids,' is a refreshing, vibrant piece of modern fiction and a truly entertaining story a... (more...)
BWW Reviews: VIVIANE Is A Fascinating Psychological Portrait of a Woman ScornedBWW Reviews: VIVIANE Is A Fascinating Psychological Portrait of a Woman Scorned
by Sara Zweig

Julia Deck's murder mystery is also a stunning psychological study of a woman who becomes a stranger to herself in the midst of a traumatic experience (more...)
BWW Reviews: ECHO OF THE BOOM Is A Decadent Depiction of AdolescenceBWW Reviews: ECHO OF THE BOOM Is A Decadent Depiction of Adolescence
by Sara Zweig

The apocalypse meets high school drama in Maxwell Neely-Cohen's first novel (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE FLOOD Realistically Re-Imagines The Life and Times of NoahBWW Reviews: THE FLOOD Realistically Re-Imagines The Life and Times of Noah
by Sara Zweig

Maine's retelling of the biblical story is elegant, simple, and intriguing. (more...)
BWW Reviews: DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine LloydBWW Reviews: DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd
by Marakay Rogers

Lloyd's new series makes Regency England a charming but dangerous place (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the TimeBWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the Time

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