It’s The Witching Season! What goes with Halloween along with trick or treating and dressing up in costume – horror films! But instead of listing the usual favorites that you probably already know about, we’ll take a look at titles that have the distinction of having been made locally in the Topeka/KC area. But first, [...]
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The Obelisk is an action-packed thriller. Gideon Davis, a peace negotiator for the United Nations, has brokered many peace accords around the world. Tillman Davis, Gideon’s older brother, has taken the route of warrior and apparently turned rogue mercenary. Their parents died when they were youngsters. Tillman took on the role of protective older brother. [...]
With an intro joke about a mistyped text message to his wife and segueing into an absurdly worded announcement that he has a child on the way, Patton Oswalt‘s album “My Weakness is Strong” starts with a bang. This album, like typical Patton fare, is a romp through the convoluted mind of an unapologetic geek. His witticisms pull [...]
One thing you can say about Bruce Golden’s fiction, is that it always delivers something different. From such diverse novels as Evergreen and Better Than Chocolate to his short stories, you’ll likely find something innovative and entertaining. No extended series or sequels, just new characters, new conflicts, and sometimes, new laughs. He’s one of the [...]
Charlie Clark’s girlfriend is kidnapped and all the kidnappers want is a Cold-War era nuclear device. The problem is the Clarks are on the run after being framed for murder. The CIA is trying to get to the Clarks before they can get to the device. What unfolds is an incredible fast-paced adventure that will take [...]
Book Review: Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America By Shelby Brokaw Throughout my entire life, I have had people tell me that I do not smile enough, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally read a book telling me to smile less. Well, perhaps more accurately, it told me to think a little [...]
The name Richard Matheson may not be readily familiar to most people, but his work certainly is. For the last fifty years or so, his work has entered bedrock status in popular culture, especially current science-fiction/fantasy/horror.
Joe L. Lansdale has become known as a noted mystery writer with the breakthrough of his Hap & Leonard series (the latest, DEVIL RED, coming very soon); and down the road, we’ll take a look at it… but before that mainstream success, Lansdale built up a frenzied cult of readers by writing gonzo unclassifiable stories. [...]
That Old Cape Magic Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo narrates the story of a married couple, Jack and Joy Griffin, whose lives have intersected for 30 years. They are once again experiencing “That Old Cape Magic” as they revisit the scene of their honeymoon to attend the wedding of their daughter Laura’s best friend [...]
Let’s face it, change is hard. And when it involves changing others, it can be especially hard. Before kids, I was an IT Project Manager for a hospital in Alaska. I was leading teams that were pushing out new programs and systems that boosted the hospital’s mission and vision. I was faced with countless peers [...]