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Putting the “Novel” in Graphic Novel

For all the efforts to make superheroes multi-dimensional in contemporary comics, there’s one key area writers have struggled to address. For the most part, these characters don’t have much of a life beyond their heroic pursuits. Obviously, Clark Kent works at the Daily Planet with

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Hair Today. Relic Tomorrow.

A lock of David Bowie‘s hair fetched $18,750 at Heritage Auction‘s “Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction,” held recently in Beverly Hills. The deeply personal artifact carried a pre-sale estimate of just $4,000. The seller, Wendy Farrier, was a wig maker at Madame Tussauds in London

The “Quiet” Beatle’s Huge Influence

George Harrison was one of the most famous musicians of the 20th century. Even my eldest son, born three years after Harrison’s untimely death, knows who he is without paying much attention to The Beatles’ music. To almost everyone he is known for his work

A Terrific Thriller by a Great Writer You’ve Never Heard Of

Before he was a spy, Paul Christopher was a poet. His girlfriend knew that. It was why she loved him: ‘He had once been able to describe how he felt.’ In The Tears of Autumn, Paul still writes — juicy cover stories for a magazine

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Beach Blanket Books

Over the past coupla weeks, we’ve talked about podcasts and music to keep you company on your summer road trips. Today, we’d like to recommend some cool summer books for when you get to where you’re going. Being music geeks, we naturally have a bunch