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Amazing answers to crazy questions


What is the weirdest question you’ve ever been asked? Chances are, it’s nowhere as weird as the questions one finds in the best-selling nonfiction book “What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” by Randall Munroe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014, 303 pages).

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Technology, humor and insight in Joselito de los Reyes’ ‘iStatus Nation’


Upon first inspection, “iStatus Nation” is quirky and charming, with the upper half of Joselito de los Reyes’ face rendered as a cartoon with speech bubbles floating over his head.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Gone Girl’: From ‘chick lit’ to ‘chick noir’


Some books are so game-changing, they define, or even redefine, a genre.   Numerous authors have previously written about bad marriages that lead to disastrous results, but none come close to Gillian Flynn’s act of exposing the complicated couple Nick and Amy Dunne in the novel “Gone Girl” (Crown Books, New York, 2014, 555 pages). […]

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

The problem with Paulo Coelho’s ‘Adultery’


Because of his profoundly beautiful 1987 novel, “The Alchemist,” Brazilian author Paulo Coelho became a worldwide sensation, considered a wildly successful best-selling novelist as well as something of a life-changing guru who has sold more than 100 million books in over 100 countries.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The buzz about ‘The Bees’


Sometimes, a book comes out that’s so different and so unique that it becomes hard to describe in a way that doesn’t sound silly. This is the case with what appears to be the most unusual bestseller this year, “The Bees” by Laline Paull (Ecco, New York, 2014, 338 pages).

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »