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Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day - A Sampling of the Chicago Area's Independent Bookstores

Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day - A Sampling of the Chicago Area's Independent Bookstores With Independent Bookstore Day fast approaching, I recently had the opportunity to speak with a number of owners of local independent bookstores — some of which have been a part of their community for many years, and others which are...

A Delicate Truth Review - You Are the Close Observer

A Delicate Truth Review - You Are the Close Observer Here's my book review of A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré

'Ignite the Night' Benefit Bash 2015 - Supporting Women & Their Work Review

'Ignite the Night' Benefit Bash 2015 - Supporting Women & Their Work Review Ignite The Night 2015 Benefit Bash was held on Saturday April 18th, hosted by Kim and Tim Dowling. Women & Their Work organizes an annual spring Benefit Bash with a variety of themes highlighting stellar contemporary architecture and art collections

Sense of an Ending Review - Tidy It's Not!

Sense of an Ending Review - Tidy It's Not! Here's my book review of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

My Voice Will Go with You Review - The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson

My Voice Will Go with You Review - The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson Here's my book review of My Voice Will Go with You by Sidney Rosen

Gus Haper's Solo Exhibition "Minor Identity Crisis” Opens Saturday, April 18th at Essentia in Santa Monica!

Gus Haper's Solo Exhibition "Minor Identity Crisis” Opens Saturday, April 18th at Essentia in Santa Monica! Saturday, April 18th enjoy an opening reception for “"Minor Identity Crisis,” at Essentia in Santa Monica. The solo exhibition featuring the work of Gus Harper will feature some twenty works along with an installation.

Saturday, April 11th, “As Above, So Below” Opens at bG Gallery, in Conjuntion with MOPLA!

Saturday, April 11th, “As Above, So Below” Opens at bG Gallery, in Conjuntion with MOPLA! “As Above, So Below” opens this Saturday, April 11th, in conjunction with MOPLA. The artist reception runs from 6:30pm-9pm and takes place at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.

“7 Extraordinary Artists” Debuts at FABstudio, Thursday, April 9th!

“7 Extraordinary Artists” Debuts at FABstudio, Thursday, April 9th! Thursday, April 9th, FABStudio Gallery owner Flavio Bisciotti, and Flower & Hewes gallerist Brekelle Lavee' Long and have partnered to present “7 Extraordinary Artists.”

Three Reviews - Stories About Musicianship

Three Reviews - Stories About Musicianship The topic of this week’s book review is musicianship in the books An Equal Music and The Bear Comes Home, and in the movie A Late Quartet

David F. Sowerby, Ph.D. – Intuition, Dreams, and Healing

David F. Sowerby, Ph.D. – Intuition, Dreams, and Healing Dr. Sowerby published his book, Intuition and Dreams: How to Realize Your Healing Potential in all Areas of Life.

Local Businesses Help out a Great Cause - An Art Party Benefitting Miracles for Kids!

Local Businesses Help out a Great Cause - An Art Party Benefitting Miracles for Kids! nitespa hosts an art party benefitting Miracles for Kids on Thursday, April 2!

Invisible Review - A Murky Novel by Paul Auster

Invisible Review - A Murky Novel by Paul Auster Here's my book review of Invisible by Paul Auster

Robert Rodriguez's Museum Featured Frank Frazetta Masterpieces. SXSW 2015

Robert Rodriguez's Museum Featured Frank Frazetta Masterpieces. SXSW 2015 Robert Rodriguez's Museum Featured Frank Frazetta Masterpieces. SXSW 2015, performed onstage with his band— Chingon at the Doug Sahm TributeConcert during SXSW 2015, participated as a speaker SXAméricas, unveiled art from the artist Frank Frazetta

Back to Blood Review - More Social Satire from Tom Wolfe

Back to Blood Review - More Social Satire from Tom Wolfe Here's my book review of Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

The Belief in Angels Review - A Compelling Book by J. Dylan Yates

The Belief in Angels Review - A Compelling Book by J. Dylan Yates Here’s my book review of The Belief in Angels by J. Dylan Yates

Crucial Conversations Review - Strategies That Work When the Stakes are High

Crucial Conversations Review - Strategies That Work When the Stakes are High New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Crucial Conversations offers profound and easily accessible tools for use in communicating in any personal or business relationship, especially when the discussion may get tough

Joan Benedict Steiger To Write Memoirs

Joan Benedict Steiger To Write Memoirs Joan Benedict Steiger has written her memoirs, “Brooklyn Baby,” a Hollywood insider’s amazing journey through love, loss, and laughter. Her fascinating story is filled with some of the highest highs and lowest lows that life can offer

Abandoned in Hell Review - The Fight for Vietnam's Fire Base Kate

Abandoned in Hell Review - The Fight for Vietnam's Fire Base Kate Here’s my book review of Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate by William Albracht and Marvin J. Wolf

Aversion by Eric Monsky, the Book Review - a Scrotum Scratching Sexual Blather

Aversion by Eric Monsky, the Book Review - a Scrotum Scratching Sexual Blather Aversion by Eric Monsky is a scrotum scratching sexually blathering novel, the pages of which make fine tinder for the fireplace

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Review - To Be Your Favorite Curmudgeon

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Review - To Be Your Favorite Curmudgeon Here's my book review of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

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