Marion on February 16, 2013

(From this Saturday forward, each week I will present a book review or a mini-book review or at least say something about some “book” that I am reading or have read. Here goes:) Sinclair Lewis’ little post-war fable set in a northern-US, any-small-city, is probably as relevant and timely now as when it was written. […]

Continue reading about Kingsblood Royal — Book Review

Marion on February 14, 2013

Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Homeland, and now The Americans. What do they have in common? They all ask us to identify with imposters, phonies, and anti-heros of varying degrees. Don Draper is really Dick Whitman, an army deserter, who succeeds by selling pretty lies. Mild-mannered, Walter White has an alter-ego called Heisenberg, who in […]

Continue reading about The Americans — The Stink of Rotting Fish Eggs

Shit your friends say when you tell them you self-published: “Is it real published?” “It’s great to have a hobby!” “You earned what? Do you know how little money that is?” “No, haven’t got around to reading it yet.” “It’s not you. I haven’t read fiction in years” “It’s nice to have dreams, isn’t it?” […]

Continue reading about Sh*t Your Friends Say When You Tell Them You Self-Published

Marion on February 13, 2013

I have no business watching Switched at Birth, and probably shouldn’t even admit to it. First of all it’s on ABC-Family. Second, it’s geared toward teens. Third, the premise is ridiculous, not so much the switched-at-birth part, as how the families handle the news. Once the wealthy Kennishes find out that 16-year old Daphne Vasquez […]

Continue reading about Switched at Birth, Will They Go THERE?

Marion on February 8, 2013

Those New Yorkers old enough to remember when newspapers used to be relevant, may remember Kay Gardella, the television critic for the Daily News from 1981 through 1993, known for her no-nonsense reviews.  Strangely, in my memory she was writing about television or movies years before that, which is possible as she started with the […]

Continue reading about The Kay Gardella Memorial Blog Post