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  • Books | January 13, 2013

    Alternate lives, mystery and witchcraft

    C-witch world.phatch

    Just because Christopher Pike says he writes “weird” books does not mean he possesses a weird mind. True, as an author of thrillers, Pike worships the strange and terrifying stuff that appeals to so many of his fans. He wouldn’t be true to form

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Even after the peak of Jimmy Page’s career, he continues to awe fans

    Try as I might, I find it impossible to successfully define Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page in one word, though some critics have done just that. Page has been a central key figure and element in composing and performing all genres of music, most notably

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Geronimo’s life proves to be fascinating decades later


    I always look forward to new titles by writer Robert Utley. While Utley, a former historian for the National Park Service, has created some excellent guidebooks for various parks, he has also written extensively about the American West. His books are always scrupulously researched and

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Investigative couple goes to Yemen to bring down terrorist

    Book the panther

    The Panther isn’t a panther. He’s a terrorist. But he’s not just another terrorist, if there is such a thing. He was one of the men behind the bombing of the USS Cole docket in Aden in 2010. He’s intelligent, crafty and

  • Books | December 30, 2012

    America’s other, underestimated half: the introverts


    We live in an age in which many different minority groups have struggled for and achieved some measure of recognition and power. Yet, an important, large minority group, amounting to one-third to one-half of our population is largely unrecognized, denigrated and generally kept down. Quite

  • Books | December 30, 2012

    Many free ebooks are available for wireless reading devices


    So the man in the red suit was good to you leaving you with a wonderful new gadget that will bring all the great literature of the world to your fingertips. Unfortunately, he didn’t leave a big pile of money for you to begin

  • Books | December 30, 2012

    The story of Edward Curtis, photographer of American Indian tribes


    While it is likely few people in today’s society have recognition of Edward Curtis it is also likely most have seen examples of his 30-year commitment to photographically document the traditional lives of all of the North American Indian tribes. Describing his becoming, by

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Woman uses canvas, lies to climb to the top of the Boston art world

    The art forger.phatch

    Claire Roth, the protagonist in “The Art Forger,” is a talented painter. She’s also something of an outcast in Boston’s art society, the combined result of a love affair gone bad, a work heralded as a masterpiece that she allowed her lover to

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Humane Society president describes animal-human bond

    C-the bond.phatch

    It is true that some people will turn away from starting to read a book once they hear many negative comments from others about its content and the author. Comments posted online by professional reviewers can be equally discouraging, especially when the ‘majority’ rules. This

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Young adult reads that older adults will enjoy, too


    Young adult books, as many people are recognizing these days, are not just for teens. In fact, adults make up the majority of young adult book purchasers. With that in mind, here are a few of my young adult picks from the past year that

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