Category Archives: Arts & Film

What Can Writers Learn from Cuckoo’s Calling?

I just finished reading Cuckoo’s Calling and thoroughly enjoyed it. For anyone who doesn’t know yet, this is the newest novel by J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame who had an unhappy experience with her first after-Potter novel A Casual … Continue reading

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Critical Observations on Critics

In this final post about reviews, I am going to talk about writers and criticism. I am still mulling over the NY Times article about buying positive reviews for $99 each, especially the comment in it by a writing coach that “nobody … Continue reading

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The Barnes Is Back!

Today a special celebration of the wonderful news that the Barnes Collection seems to have been successfully moved from its suburban home to museum row in downtown Philadelphia. You can read all the details in the NY Times, and my … Continue reading

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