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Renovations are the sign of a new birth.  Sometimes they give birth to unexpected things.  In 2009, Todd Bol of Wisconsin was renovating his garage when he ripped off the door and paused before discarding because he truly liked the wood.  He decided to build a small...

Mind Field – With Milo Heenan

MIND FIELD by Milo Heenan Mind Field tests your Literary IQ. This issue, we will concentrate on how well you know your Fiction writers. A score of 30 proves you have an excellent grasp of literature; score of 29-20, pretty good and you can keep your head up; 19-11,...

The Literature of Terror Vol. 1

Fascinating for criticism and analysis of the seminal yet more obscure horror/gothic stories, like Melmoth The Wanderer, The Monk and others. It's a print on demand book, so don't expect to find it cheap even if it's a used paperback. Still went ahead and bought...

Daniel Handler takes on The Myth of Sisyphus

What is happiness? Does it exist? Is there any meaning to why we are here?  These are some of the answers the characters in Daniel Handler’s new book, We Are Pirates, seem to be seeking. Gwen is an overly bright and bored 14 year old with annoying parents (redundant?)...

Steinway Hall Sold

It was with great sorrow that I learned that Steinway Hall on West 57th Street has been sold. The building, graced with paintings of famed composers, has been host to many musicians, famed and not, over the years. Lush and ornate, it was like...

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The Literary Chick Interview – Adam Smyer

Adam Smyer is the author of Knucklehead, which has been accurately described as “A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African-Attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and political turbulent ‘90’s”.  The Literary Chick was...

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