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Archive for August 2010

Talk Radio

In what seems like another life now, I used to work as a radio newscaster. So, radio is a medium that’s near and dear to my heart. And I thoroughly enjoyed my appearance on “The Jim Bohannon Show” on Wednesday night, August 25. Here’s a link to Jim’s website, which includes podcasts of prior shows:…

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Thrillers as Literature

Kudos to Newsweek’s Jon Meacham for his essay on how thrillers and mysteries should get more respect as literature: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/01/mysteries-thrillers-and-the-verities-of-the-heart.html Much of the literature we now consider classic was the popular fiction, drama, or poetry of its day. Dickens and Twain were commercial authors. Shakespeare wrote to fill theater seats. Robert Frost appears in many…

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