One of the best Christmas presents I found in my stocking was the debut novel from  writer and comedian Elna Baker. Well, when I say novel, it's actually a memoir, but some of the tales she tells are SO tall, you wonder how much of it really happened. But it must have happened, because you'd need a hell of an imagination to make this up. The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance chronicles Elna's journey as she tries to reconcile her Mormon ... Read More
The provocateur of underground comics, Robert Crumb, has another book on the chopping block and this time it's all about Adam and Eve. Crumb lends his pen to the first biblical story - rife with signature work in The Book of Genesis Illustrated.  Crumb rendered all fifty chapters of the book with precise and careful detail given to each panel. He made a career out of teetering on the fine line of controversy and proves that even the Bible doesn't stray from ... Read More
According to a new book, Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, author Peter Biskind claims to have used, “simple arithmetic”, to make the claim that Warren Beatty made the sexy times with, "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on." Warren Beatty, however, is claiming that these figures on his sexual conquests are gently blown out of proportion and that this is ... Read More
As far as social networking sites are concerned, I often find myself somewhat of a late-in-the-game participant. I swore I'd never join Twitter, but after some coaxing from friends and a few laughs at celebrity posts, I took the plunge. One of the first people I decided to follow was Yoko Ono, because well, I think she's fascinating. Yoko's daily posts are an injection of positivity and wisdom, stemming from her many years involved in art, the peace movement, and ... Read More
      The sun is setting and it's officially New Year's Eve.  Made any resolutions yet?   I'm a last-minute type of girl myself, and most of my annual promises get made a glass of champagne or two in.  So I was happy to learn that Cynthia Nixon--formerly of Sex in the City and currently acting as spokesperson for WE tv's national WE Volunteer campaign--is out there looking for those of us who remain ... Read More