Santa’s 2016 List for Mrs. Claus – Best Gifts for the Season

As Santa prepares his lists, the most important one is for Mrs. Claus. Here is what it looks like. Santa has taken special care to prepare a mix of items that appeal to his better ... Continue Reading →

BRUCE COCKBURN – RUMOURS OF GLORY

Bruce Cockburn has steadily, not always quietly, blazed a trail of stellar albums over the course of four decades. Unlike other Canadian musicians who headed south (Neil, Joni, most ... Continue Reading →

How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson

How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books) Johnson presently tops my list of most intriguing non-fiction writers. He first entered ... Continue Reading →

Ray Davies, Americana – The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story

Ray Davies, Americana – The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story (Sterling) Over time, Ray Davies has proven himself as one of the truly remarkable musicians to emerge from the ... Continue Reading →

“A Survivor’s Guide To Hollywood” from Robin Riker helps navigate your career and life

If you’d like some help navigating your career challenges and maybe even improve your life, there’s a book by actress Robin Riker called “A Survivor’s Guide to Hollywood.” ... Continue Reading →

“Photo Opportunities” – Book Review

“Photo Opportunities” by Madeline Yale and Corinne Vionnet (Kehrer Verlag) Photo books are an intriguing corner of the publishing world. As the world glides toward the fully digital, ... Continue Reading →

A Prince Among Stones: That Business With the Rolling Stones and Other Adventures, Prince Rupert Lowenstein (Bloomsbury)

One of the most unlikely pairings in rock and roll is a titled prince taking over the finances of the Rolling Stones. In this breezy autobiography, Prince Rupert Lowenstein tells that ... Continue Reading →

LIFE IN COLOR: National Geographic Photographs, curated by Annie Griffiths

With a veritable treasure trove of photography in its vaults from decades of devoted collecting, National Geographic has taken a clever approach in this lush coffee table book. The ... Continue Reading →