Culture Shocker Bookish
The place where brilliant people met blindingly good literature!
Click here to bookmark this site!

Thursday, August 14, 2003  

Multi-talented author pens outstanding debut novel

Given all his other glittering accomplishments, it’s no surprise award-winning songwriter and author Rupert Holmes’ first novel Where The Truth Lies (Random House) is both engrossing and hilarious....Full Story

posted by Muse | 11:47 PM

Sunday, August 10, 2003  

Comicbook Writer, William Woolfolk, Dead at 86

William Woolfolk, a writer who created stories for comic book characters like Batman and Captain Marvel as well as the '60s television show "The Defenders," died last month in Syracuse. He was 86...Full Story

posted by Muse | 10:14 PM

Thursday, August 07, 2003  

Who's That Girl?

She's basking in the glory of "Sex and the City," her husband is a beautiful dancer who is ten years younger than her, and her new novel is a New York Times best-seller. That's the enviable life of Candace Bushnell, a 44-year-old author who is attracting movie-star attention....Full Story

posted by Muse | 5:03 PM

Unauthorized Bio Has Van Morrison Crying the Blues

The performer best known for singing "Brown Eyed Girl" is seeing red over an unauthorized biography coming out in the U.S. next month.

Can You Feel the Silence , by rock biographer Clinton Heylin, presents Van Morrison as a gifted musician and troubled man. It also, according to Morrison's lawyers, libels him with lies about his sex life and violates the copyright on his songs. Those lawyers are warning the biography's U.S. publisher, Chicago Review Press, that it could be in for legal trouble if it goes ahead with the book...Full Story

posted by Muse | 4:57 PM

In Shocker Music News

Dave Matthews' Latest Project

Ruben Breaks Idol Rules

Spears and Timberlake: Together Again?

Carly Simon Spills The Beans

The Strokes almost done on next album

Something New For Your Ears: 'I'm In Heaven' by Jason Nevins, featuring Holly James

Read all these stories and more at Shocker Music News.

posted by Muse | 4:54 PM

Tuesday, July 29, 2003  

Dead Men Tell No Tales

The obituary of comedian Bob Hope, who died Sunday, carried the byline of Vincent Canby - a Times writer who has been dead himself since 2000....Full Story

posted by Muse | 9:21 PM

Wednesday, July 23, 2003  

Opportunity for writers

(SUBMITTED BY SUBSCRIBER) It's family reunion season. Many families have traced their "Roots" and meet annualy to reminisce and make new memories. It's a time when we often overdo it at the picnic table or at the catered tables laden with edible goodies.

Stay alert to stories and anecdotes about eating to fulfillment and send us your funny stories and cuplrit recipes; that is, the recipes of dishes you just
couldn't stop eating.

The Corlyn family is compiling a book of family reunion stories and recipes. Send us your funny story/culprit recipe about eating a bit too much and if your story is chosen for the book, you'll receive a signed copy FREE.

Come on. See your name in print and share the laughs.

Send your entry to:

Entries accepted through November 2003.

posted by Muse | 11:14 PM

Monday, July 21, 2003  

Communist Vietnam releases first authorized translation of new Harry Potter book

Everybody's favorite wizard not only outwits evil Lord Voldemort and saves the day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- he also casts quite a spell in Vietnamese...Full Story

posted by Muse | 1:20 PM

The End of the Line for Penthouse?

Penthouse Magazine, long a staple of adolescent fantasies and a favorite topic of discussion for Howard Stern, could soon be disappearing from the publishing world. What’s more, by next week Penthouse founder Bob Guccione could lose his fabled Penthouse Mansion, a century-old residence that is one of the largest private homes in Manhattan....Full Story

posted by Muse | 9:08 AM

Monday, July 14, 2003  

New Book Claims KKK has Scottish Roots

A SECRET society of "horse whisperers" formed by ploughmen in the rolling farmlands of Buchan spawned the notorious Ku Klux Klan in the Southern states of the United States.

That is the astonishing claim made by a Scottish veterinary surgeon in a book to be published later this month, detailing the rise and fall of the mysterious societies of horsemen that spread from the farms of the north-east of Scotland throughout Britain and then across the Atlantic....Full Story.

posted by Muse | 11:53 AM
Translate Page
Spotlight Author
Currently Publishing
Books We Like
Book Reviews
Bookish Partners
Help for Authors
About Bookish


The Rail Banner Exchange

Free SubDomains