Side Effect – Sandra Feder

Side Effect is in the tradition of scientifically or professionally realistic thrillers, a la Michael Crichton/John Grisham, this time set in the stressed out fast-paced world of pharmaceutical research. Sandra Feder has a background in research chemistry, allowing her  ...

The Year of Jubilo – Howard Bahr

The Year of Jubilo, Howard Bahr's even-handed story of the year immediately following the end of the Civil War--before the full impact of reconstruction--is not only refreshing in the author’s resistance to continuing the fight between the North and  ...

Dublin Writers Festival – 2001

Dublin celebrated Bloomsday 2001 with four days of literary readings hosted in civic buildings by Dublin Corporation. Writers' festivals are based on a strange concept. Film festivals or drama festivals celebrate art forms which are intended to  ...

Journey to Portugal – Jose Saramago

Journey to Portugal offers the pleasures of an engaging travel book coupled with the deeper enjoyment of sharing an excursion with a world-class storyteller. Written several years prior to his acclaimed 1995 novel Blindness, Saramago’s Journey to Portugal is  ...

Mrs. Hollingsworth’s Men – Padgett Powell

How many struggling writers wouldn’t give their eyeteeth to be in Padgett Powell’s predicament? Since the publication of Edisto, his highly praised 1984 debut novel about a young boy’s eccentric upbringing in the Deep South, Powell has been in  ...

The Dying Animal – Philip Roth

David Kepesh is a breast man. When author Philip Roth first introduced us to him in the 1973 novella The Breast, the 38-year-old professor of comparative literature was the victim of a Kafkaesque medical anomaly that resulted in his  ...

The Big Black – Orange Goblin

First things first: this album's title, The Big Black, has absolutely nothing to do with Steve Albini's noise- and rage-fueled mid-80s pummeling device. No covers of "Jordan, Minnesota" here, sorry. Orange Goblin is a stoner metal band, with no  ...

The Sweet Hereafter

Editors note: The Winter, 1997 issue of Scenario magazine contains the complete screenplay of The Sweet Hereafter, a lengthy interview with Atom Egoyan about writing and directing the film, and an article by Russell Banks about the film. Highly  ...

Betty Buckley’s Broadway

derma e Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate Wrinkle Treatment Creme . BBetty Buckley is a consummate performer, a marvel whether experienced in a role on stage, in concert, or in recording. Betty Buckley’s Broadway, her newest release from Sterling  ...