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A Glimpse of Christian Grey from 50 Shades of Grey

Picture using image-composite technology. But instead of using it for police purposes to track down a criminal, it is instead to titillate and engage millions of lust-crazed fans of the bestselling erotica phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey (you can read my review of 50 Shades of Grey here). How? By creating your very own image […]

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AbeBooks Review: The Blind Side and Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Enjoy my colleague Richard’s review of The Blind Side and Moneyball, both by Michael Lewis – the writing is interesting enough to keep even a non-sports fan interested.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Review

Review of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – an absolutely enchanting book, nearly impossible to put down.

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Soldier Dogs

Lots of interest, including an appearance on the John Stewart Show, in a book called Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage that was published a couple of weeks ago. The book details canines in the military. Apparently, there was a dog on the team when the US Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. I […]

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Ed Smith’s Luck

I’m probably going to have to read some of Ed Smith’s books sooner rather than later. The Guardian reviews his latest book, Luck: What It Means and Why It Matters – a key element for anyone who has made a living in professional sport. One of Smith’s aims is to challenge the view popularised by […]

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games

AbeBooks review of The Hunger Games movie.

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Graham Greene and Shirley Temple

The blog 101 Books writes about Graham Greene and eight-year-old Shirley Temple. The English author reviewed one of Temple’s movies and wrote this: Watch the way she measures a man with agile studio eyes, with dimpled depravity. Adult emotions of love and grief glissade across the mask of childhood, a childhood that is only skin-deep. […]

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Muhammad Ali’s Legendary Trainer Angelo Dundee Dies at 90

Angelo Dundee has passed away at 90. His illustrious and unforgettable career included training Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, and of course Muhammad Ali.

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Video review of R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

My colleague Beth offers this review of R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country. Robert Crumb, better known as R. Crumb, is an American cartoonist, well-known for being outspoken, critical and subversive, for his highly recognizable illustrative style, and for his friendship and collaborations with Charles Bukowski. But many people don’t realize that Crumb […]

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Beth’s Favorite Reads of 2011

Have you ever tried keeping a list of all the books you read or all the movies you watch in a year? For the past few years I’ve done both, and have been pleased at how satisfying it’s been to see the list as winter winds down. For someone who finds value in reading, it […]

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