*** David Halloran (much like NYC) keeps things interesting. I was intrigued by the concept of a NYC running tour (having never heard of such a thing although I’ve taken walking tours in places as far-flung as Rome and Bangalore). He was kind enough to answer some questions for us about City Running Tours, and … Continue reading Running Around in NYC – Our Q&A with David Halloran – City Running Tours
*** I read and enjoyed H is for Haiku very much. It was a hit with my kindergartener, and I also bought it as a gift for a cousin’s third birthday. Wanting to learn more about the women who made it possible, I asked Amy Losak if she’d be up for answering some questions. She … Continue reading Beauty in the Everyday and Haiku for All – Our Q&A with Amy Losak
*** BOOK: The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes EDITOR: Devoney Looser YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 REVIEW: *** Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas presents yet? Because this slim volume is the perfect stocking stuffer for the Janeite in your life. The Daily Jane Austen has a quote for every … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes
This one is perfectly suitable for Halloween.
*** We thought it might be interesting to see what Carol Ward has been up to since we last discussed the Morris-Jumel Mansion. We went out for lunch at Polpettina, a small Italian restaurant in Larchmont, and caught up about her job at One River School. Here’s what she had to say: *** Tell me … Continue reading Catching up with Carol Ward – One River School
This book, with a short poem for each letter of the alphabet, is simply lovely.
Currently, an exhibition titled GLENN O’BRIEN: CENTER STAGE, opened at the OFF-PARADISE PROJECT SPACE in lower Manhattan.
*** Robert Girardi recently chanced to see what I’d written about his first novel, Madeleine’s Ghost, some time back, and as he appreciated my words, I asked him if he’d be interested in being interviewed for NewsWhistle. We had a long conversation on the phone about his books, his work, and the past and future … Continue reading Ghost Stories and Ghostwriting – Our Q&A with Author Robert Girardi
I can’t sleep, thinking of him. He was always so vulnerable. His final decade was, finally, happy.
*** NOVEL: Arthur & George AUTHOR: Julian Barnes YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2005 REVIEW: *** I’ve read a few other books by Julian Barnes–Flaubert’s Parrot and A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters, both considered classics, as well as Talking it Over (and its sequel, Love, etc). There are certain commonalities in Barnes’ work: … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Arthur & George