Monthly Archives: February 2013

Best Director as MVP from the Losing Team

This past Sunday the Academy Award for Best Director went to a man who did not direct the Best Picture – a scenario I find difficult to reconcile. It’s like giving the MVP award to a member of the losing … Continue reading

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New Literary Genre: “Killing XYZ”

Bill O’Reilly has made a killing on “Killing.” Rectifying a massive void in the documentation of our country’s colorful history, O’Reilly has penned (with help, of course) two best-selling books about the heretofore obscure assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and … Continue reading

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Flatline, Meet God, Publish a Bestseller

Every few years I make a visit to the gastroenterologist for a routine colonoscopy – and I look forward to it, but not because I believe I’m taking a positive step toward avoiding a hideous cancer by submitting to a … Continue reading

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Bauman’s (Well Done) Rare Book ads

I love Bauman Rare Books. Not the museum-like store on Madison Avenue with the beautifully-lit stacks and the Oriental rugs where scarce editions are displayed inside Plexiglas boxes and cotton-gloved staff members gingerly handle merchandise for bona-fide clientele ready to … Continue reading

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