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The Darkest Part of the Forest

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The Darkest Part of the Forest

“The Darkest Part of the Forest” by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   For generations, the horned boy has lain in his glass coffin deep in the woods outside...

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Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works

“Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works” with a foreword by Nick Meglin (Running Press, $30) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Don Martin, perhaps more than anyone else, defined the zany madness that was Mad magazine....

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Sharon Tate: Recollection

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Sharon Tate: Recollection

“Sharon Tate: Recollection” by Debra Tate, with a foreword by Roman Polanski (Running Press, $30) Reviewed by Larry Cox   British actress Deborah Kerr said that Sharon Tate had “real talent” and predicted she would become a...

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Streisand: In the Camera Eye

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Streisand: In the Camera Eye

“Streisand: In the Camera Eye” by James Spada (Abrams Books, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   James Spada has compiled his fourth major book about Barbra Streisand. The veteran Hollywood author and journalist’s latest effort features a...

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Small Move, Big Change

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Small Move, Big Change

“Small Move, Big Change” by Caroline L. Arnold (Penguin Books, $16) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   It’s that time of year when we flip the calendar page and start to think about ways to improve our lives....

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Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

“Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” by Peter Ackroyd (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $25.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Even though Charlie Chaplin was, without a doubt, one of the most famous entertainers of all time, very little is...

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Who Stole the American Dream?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Who Stole the American Dream?

“Who Stole the American Dream?” by Hedrick Smith (Random House, $18) By Chris Richcreek   If you believe that things haven’t been quite right with the American economy for some time, but you’re not exactly sure why,...

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Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

“Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel” by Maryjean Wall (University Press of Kentucky, $24.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Maryjean Wall, turf writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader for more than 35 years, has...

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Texts From Jane Eyre

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Texts From Jane Eyre

“Texts From Jane Eyre” by Mallory Ortberg (Henry Holt and Co., $23) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Updated versions of classic stories are nothing new, but the recently released “Texts From Jane Eyre” offers a pretty innovative...

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Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective

“Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective” by Tom Shone (Abrams, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Martin Scorsese made his first film in 1963 while still a student at New York University’s film school, but it was “Mean Streets”...

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