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Make way for the new ‘Queen’


Over the last two decades, the multiple universes of Young Adult (YA) literature have provided a new generation of readers—and more—a whole slew of compelling settings in various moods.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Paragons and hypocrites in the fiction of Geraldine C. Maayo


Seasoned short-story writer Geradine C. Maayo’s gallery of portraits, old and new, most recently collected in “The Boys in the Boarding House” (already in its third printing) continue to unnerve the reader, even those who, like this one, have read her short stories with uncommon interest for the several decades of an enviable career.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | 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 »

‘Maze Runner’ rushes to the movie screen

THOMAS Brodie Sangster, Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Dexter Darden, Alexander Flores

Will James Dashner’s 2009 best-selling novel “The Maze Runner” work on the big screen?

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dennis Lehane gets ‘The Drop’ on readers


When it comes to making books that become good movies, nobody does it better than Dennis Lehane. Known for his haunting and gripping tales of crime in hardscrabble Boston, Lehane is the author of the novels “Gone, Baby, Gone” (1998), “Shutter Island” (2003) and the majestically sad “Mystic River” (2001), all of which have received the acclaimed major motion picture treatment.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »