Category Archives: Movies

Music Notes

For many years I produced a program called Opera Showcase on WRKF Public Radio here in Baton Rouge.  The local opera lovers who did most of the shows were as knowledgeable about opera as anyone in the United States.  In … Continue reading

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Notes on Books I’ve Recently Read

Louis Nizer (1902 – 1994) was a prominent attorney who was a litigant in many famous trials.  He wrote a book, My Life in Court (1961), about some of those cases and it was on the New York Times bestsellers … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

Most authors never make enough money to quit their day jobs and write full time.  Others, including a few politicians and musicians, make more money with one book deal than most of us would earn in multiple lifetimes.  Here are … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“I do not wish to be ungrateful to Holmes, who has been a good friend to me in many ways. If I have sometimes been inclined to weary of him it is because his character admits of no light or … Continue reading

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Lagniappe

The 2017 Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday night, February 26th.  Electric Lit has a list of the nominated movies that are based on books. Be sure to also see the Electric Lit article on the best 2016 literary … Continue reading

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Quiz of the Month – January 2017

This quiz will test your knowledge of books that have been made into movies and your knowledge of the actors who played in the movie adaptations.  In each case I will list a character followed by the book (and its … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction – Spotlight on an Author

It seems implausible that a high school dropout who failed English three times would become a celebrated writer, but that’s the unlikely but true story of the subject of this article.  It’s also implausible that the brief reference to a … Continue reading

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