Category Archives: USA

the books were waiting

 

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Bookstore Tourism: Boston

Boston is one of those rare cities in the United States that still has an abundance of excellent independent bookstores. One of my all time favorites in Boston is the wonderful family owned Brattle Book Shop. Not only is it … Continue reading

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Have a Lovecraft Halloween

What better way to celebrate Halloween than a bit of H.P. Lovecraft lore.

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whatever walked there, walked alone

If you are looking for a memorable read for Halloween, you can’t go wrong with Shirley Jackson’s very spooky 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. The intriguing opening paragraph is one of the best in modern literature and will entice even … Continue reading

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October : The rain falls like dirty string

Tom Clark October  

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It’s Poe Season Again

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MOMA gets a facelift

Devoted fans have been anxiously waiting for New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to reopen. The museum closed in summer for a four-month $450 million renovation project, and will finally unveil its makeover to the museum-going public today. … Continue reading

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NYC Tourist Hoax

Sculptor, prankster, and big-time hoaxster Joe Reginella has struck New York City once again with a marvelously silly faux memorial statue. This one “remembers” all of the missing tourists who have been eaten by subterranean packs of wild wolves. The … Continue reading

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Not Columbus Day Any More

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day  

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American Voyageur

Few American writers have achieved the cultural impact of Herman Melville, author of the eternal classic Moby-Dick, yet he died unrecognized by his contemporaries for his genius. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Melville’s birth, Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library has … Continue reading

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