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Paul Auster | Sunset Park (Henry Holt & Co.)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 09 November 2010 22:50

Equally annoying, this novel seems determined always to tell and never to show, a choice that makes for effortless reading but leaves very little impression once you’ve finished.

 

Lisa Birnbach | True Prep

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 25 October 2010 13:55

True Prep is dutiful where The Official Preppy Handbook was cheeky and seems more interested in promoting the virtues of prep-dom than taking a satirical look at its foibles.

   

Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt | Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 25 October 2010 10:13

Even if you have no aspirations towards a career in voice-over, there’s a lot you can learn from this book.

 

Steve Henry | 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of St. Louis

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 06 October 2010 21:49

60 Hikes is a refreshing and exciting guide to the beautiful world of nature surrounding our fair city.

   

Vern | Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer (Titan Books)

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Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 10 June 2010 11:40

Writings on Bruce Willis, Badass Cinema and Other Important Topics

 

Ellen Datlow, ed. | Lovecraft Unbound: Twenty Stories

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 10 May 2010 16:21

The 20 stories in the collection concentrate on capturing that familiar feeling of dread and the sense that there’s more to the world than you ever imagined, and most of what’s out there is not in the least concerned with your welfare.

 

   

Patrick Keating | Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 29 March 2010 13:17

Whether you’re interested in classic or modern films, you can learn a lot from Hollywood Lighting.

 

Dan Simmons | Carrion Comfort

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Written by Jesse Gernigin Tuesday, 23 February 2010 17:08

The book is a freeze-frame of style that harkens back to Simmon's earlier Steven King-like works.

   

Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr. | Edison’s Frankenstein

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 19 February 2010 19:53

Edison’s Frankenstein will be of most interest to fans of horror film and early cinema.

 

Ben Hodges, ed. | The Play That Changed My Life: America’s Foremost Playwrights on the Plays that Influenced Them

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 12 February 2010 12:08

Ignition in the field of playwriting is the subject, a collection of essays and interviews with 19 contemporary American playwrights. 

   

Philip Gourevitch, ed. | The Paris Review Interviews vol. IV

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00

book_paris.jpgVolume IV of the collected writers' interviews offers something for everyone and contains a wealth of information about how the writers work.

 

Ed Sikov | Film Studies: An Introduction

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00

book_film-studies.jpgIt has the twin virtues of assuming nothing and building analytical skills through a series of assignments of progressive complexity.

 

   

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