11/6: Born to Be Posthumous. Edward Gorey’s macabre stories and illustrations have influenced Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman and Lemony Snicket, and Mark Dery’s biography looks at the eccentric author’s private life.
11/6: Churchill. Andrew Roberts chronicles the life of Winston Churchill; extensive new content make this a standout biography of the one of the twentieth century’s foremost leaders.
With the change in seasons and the upcoming holidays, it’s time to hunker down, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy food and drink. Check out the bounty of cookbooks being released this month and start planning! Continue reading “Get Cooking this October!”
For years, romantic comedies (rom coms) have been few and far between, and those that were released were often small budget indie films that were a hit with critics but did little at the box office. Then a little movie called Crazy Rich Asians came along…is it the beginning of a rom com renaissance?
While they weren’t blockbusters, there have been several rom coms over the past few years that have pleased both audiences and critics. While you wait for Crazy Rich Asians to come out on DVD,check out these three rom coms with diverse casts and storylines.
The Big Sick Pakistani stand-up comic Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Zoe Kazan fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by Kumail’s Muslim parents and Zoe’s sudden illness. More romantic than funny, the film earned accolades for its realism and warmth, and the cross-cultural themes that added new dimensions to the rom com formula.
What a month for nonfiction! Investigative reports on politics and sports, reflections on art and fashion, calls to arms from activists, historical assessments and books about books await you this September. Happy reading!