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Arts and Crafts: Living With the Arts & Crafts Style

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Arts and Crafts: Living With the Arts & Crafts Style

“Arts and Crafts: Living With the Arts & Crafts Style” by Judith Miller (Miller’s/Mitchell Beazley, $39.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Beginning in the late 19th century, Arts & Crafts became one of the most influential movements...

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I Like Giving

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

I Like Giving

“I Like Giving” by Brad Formsma (WaterBrook Press, $14.99) Reviewed by Chris Richcreek   Truth be told, as books go, “I Like Giving” might make you throw up. In a good way, if such a thing exists....

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The Simpson Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The Simpson Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family

“The Simpson Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family” by Matt Groening (Abrams, $35) Reviewed by Larry Cox   It is almost impossible to imagine American pop culture without or before “The Simpsons.” Since its debut...

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Falling Sky

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Falling Sky

“Falling Sky” by Rajan Khanna (Pyr, $17) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   The surface of the Earth has become the domain of the Ferals — animalistic, zombie-like humans taken over by the mysterious virus known as the...

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Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians

“Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians” by Justin Martin (Da Capo Press, $27.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Justin Martin has blown the dust off of the New York City of the pre-Civil War era....

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I Want My MTV

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

I Want My MTV

“I Want My MTV” by Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks (Plume, $20) By Chris Richcreek   If the MTV era of the 1980s meant something to you, if it was an essential part of your musical and...

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Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats & Hello Kitty Crochet

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats & Hello Kitty Crochet

“Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats” by Christi Farr Johnstone (Running Press, $16)   “Hello Kitty Crochet” by Mei Li Lee (Quirk Books, $14.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Two new books are aimed at...

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City of Stairs

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

City of Stairs

“City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway Books, $15) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   “City of Stairs” takes place in a fascinating alternate Asia, a world where the mundane and the miraculous have struck an uneasy...

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Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

“Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park” by Matthew Gilbert (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Anyone who has ever been owned by a dog will appreciate this delightful new book. When...

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

“Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time” by Brigid Schulte (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26) Reviewed by Molly Ford   Are you on a treadmill of “to-do’s” that never come off your list?...

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