Monthly Archives: January 2008

REVIEW: Beware of Spirals: Uzumaki, Junji Ito

Uzumaki by Junji Ito, 2nd edition published October 2007 by Viz Media, 208 pages. Ito is the master of manga horror. Oh, yes, I’m very familiar with his work having read Museum of Terror about a young woman men are … Continue reading

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DearAuthor Holds Book Contests

New author, Ann Aguirre has a new futuristic romance coming out in Feburary, titled Grimspace.  DearAuthor is holding a contest for readers to win a free copy of the book with the agreement of reading it and sharing their opinion on … Continue reading

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Comic Book Editor Published Books of Jokes without Permission

Don’t try this at home.  Leno and NBC have settled with a comic book editor who published several books that used jokes from talk show host, Jay Leno among others, without their permission. The woman was apologetic stating that the comedic work of artists [snip]” … Continue reading

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CDC Study Results on Pediatric Cough & Cold Medications

The FDA started warning the public about how dangerous cold and cough medicines are to children younger than 2 years old. The CDC study has been published in the journal of Pediatrics and this article gives a few of the highlights. The CDC did … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, Ebook Devices: What does the future hold?

I thought this NY Times article was quite interesting where it compares key features of top ebook readers, Sony Reader and Kindle, and how it’s E-ink technology matches that of paper but are the reading public ready to read books on such devices? Maybe. Of course … Continue reading

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The Wire: Episode: 54, Transitions

Spoiler Warning: This commentary contains spoilers from last night’s episode of The Wire, so please do not read any further if you have not seen this episode. So, Proposition Joe is gone. Like another poster stated in the previous post, I … Continue reading

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Online Thieves Get Stealthier in 2008

I’ve been battling a cold and I’m on the mend so I haven’t been online much but to lurk and make a comment here or there.  Anyway, I ran across an article that serves as a warning to consumers and their … Continue reading

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REVIEW:The End of the Relationship: Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine

Oh, this was excellent. Shortcomings is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Adrian Tomine, published October 2007 by Drawn and Quarterly, 108 pages for $19.95, hardcover novel.  Shortcomings is a novel that focuses on two people who have more or … Continue reading

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Heath Ledger Dead at 28

MSNBC had breaking news on actor, Heath Ledger, saying that he was found dead less than an hour ago in his Manhattan apartment. His death is speculated to be drug related but it is too early to tell. Sad. He leaves behind … Continue reading

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What's In a Title?

This article hits home for me because I’ve been burned more than once with books with similar sounding titles only to discover it’s not the book that I wanted to read. The article lists only a few of the same … Continue reading

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HBO's The Wire, Episode 53:Not For Attribution

Spoiler Warning: This commentary has spoilers and if you haven’t seen this episode, please do not read any further. I’m a bit worried as to where this season is going. David Simon and Ed Burns are noted for their gritty and … Continue reading

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