Discovering Morrissey’s Manchester

By Brian Baer Approaching my first Christmas in Manchester, UK, I bellied up to the bar in my favorite Portland […]

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Interview with Performer Mike Randall

By Carly Cassano Did you know Charles Dickens traveled throughout Europe and the Americas performing an edited version of his […]

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling hit literary (and literal) gold when she wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The series made her […]

The Literary and Luxurious Queen Mary 2

Bill Bryson, Joanne Harris. Would you ever expect to meet two world famous writers on a cruise of all places? I had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing and listening to lectures by both of them. I had the ultimate literary (and luxurious) experience aboard the Queen Mary 2 on an October transatlantic voyage.