Dec. 28, 2017

    Hooray for Hollywood!

      One of the highlights of every holiday season is the release of new films – how many of this year’s crop have you seen? Studios release their biggest and most important films at year’s end not only to draw huge audiences, but also to get the attention of the major awards competitions. Of course the granddaddy of all movie ... Read More
    Dec. 22, 2017

    Books are the best gifts

    It’s never too late to buy Yuletide/Holiday/Christmas presents. Even if you were to be abducted by aliens on December 24 and not released from the Mother Ship until December 26, you can always apologize to those on your Christmas list. They’ll understand, especially if you take a tip from the Wise Men and arrive bearing a gift. And what gift ... Read More
    Dec. 13, 2017

    A Christmas to break your heart

    If you look up the word “pathos” in the dictionary, you’ll find The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. Not really. But we consider that an oversight to be corrected. Some people consider the story comic, what with the twist and all: the married couple each giving up something cherished in an attempt to give one another a significant ... Read More
    Dec. 08, 2017

    Jennifer Chiaverini & Read a New Book Month

    December is National Read a New Book Month, and there’s still plenty of month left if you haven’t started yet. We’d like to suggest the latest from Jennifer Chiaverini. The Enchantress of Numbers is the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, the inventor of computer programming. At a recent sold-out book signing event sponsored by Gramercy Books in Bexley, Jennifer answered ... Read More
    Dec. 05, 2017

    Kind of like Christmas: December 5

    He looks like a certain jolly old elf and he does bring gifts, but he’s not Santa. He’s King Gambrinus and he doesn’t have a special day, but maybe he should. We’d like to suggest December 5 because of its significance in United States History: it’s the day that Prohibition ended. In 1933, after a less-than-successful run at being alcohol-free, ... Read More