Archives for August 2012

The Southern Vampire Mysteries: How to Survive the Fall without True Blood

by Amanda Festa   For the past five years, summer has brought many much-anticipated guilty pleasures.  Beach days, BBQs, Sam […]

In Search of Trocchi’s Cain

By Stephen Wilton A walk through the docks that line the murky waters of the River Clyde lays echo to […]

Unique Accommodations for the Adventurous Traveler

By Amanda Festa  When my wanderlust gets the best of me but I am unable to take an impromptu trip, […]

WordFest, Wharton and a Weekend in the Berkshires

by Amanda Festa   Although the heat does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, as Labor Day inches […]

Is Eustace Conway ‘The Last American Man?’

By Amanda Festa  Elizabeth Gilbert’s biography of Eustace Conway began as an article for GQ in 1998, but her affection […]

James Fenimore Cooper: Cooperstown’s Literary Ghost

by Victor A. Walsh  By mid-morning on this dreary gray Sunday, crowds of people dressed in shorts and sporting baseball […]

Happy Birthday, Julia: Celebrating the Centenary of a Culinary Icon

by Amanda Festa  One of my most vivid memories of childhood is the distinct voice of Julia Child wafting, or […]

Literary Brooklyn Heights

by Norm Goldstein “I live in Brooklyn,” Truman Capote once wrote. “By choice.” He described the New York City borough, […]

Cheryl Strayed Talks “Wild” and “Beautiful” at Harvard Book Store

By Amanda Festa   As I approached Harvard Book Store in anticipation of hearing Wild author Cheryl Strayed read from […]

Happy Birthday, James Ponce: The Breakers’ Historian and Living Landmark turns 95

By Amanda Festa According to his biography, “Esteemed historian, James Ponce, knows more about The Breakers and the destination of […]