Love & Marriage & Liz Taylor

The late Liz Taylor -- may she rest in peace -- has been called a "compulsive bride," and it seems...

How to Sell a Book in America

Producing about 275,000 new titles a year, the U.S.A. publishes more books than any other nation. The United Kingdom is...

Got Music?

I've been invited by Largehearted Boy, a website of literature and music, to come up with a playlist for my...

Halloween And the Seventh Seal

Last night I watched for the first time Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. Forgive me, cinema highbrows, but I've long...

Why Lady Gaga Rules

Lady Gaga, my god, I had no idea who she was, only caught her in glimpses, heard her topping...