Monthly Archives: July 2012

Liz Smith: Kirk Douglas’ Juicy and Informative New Memoir on How An Epic — and an End to Blacklisting — Came To Be.

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“DEAR LIZ, I am not Spartacus! I’m your friend. Many pleasant memories. With affection, Kirk.” That is what is inscribed on the opening page of Kirk Douglas’ hugely entertaining new book, “I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist” Now, even if Kirk hadn’t autographed his book so sweetly, I would have read it. But the note propelled […]

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Liz Smith: SOME THRILLERS…”Full Black” and “Private Games” — Hit Too Close for Comfort

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“… THE STRATEGY in this novel (is) based upon a disturbing blueprint designed to assist in and encourage the destruction of America. This blueprint, entitled ‘Unrestricted Warfare,’ is real …. Many of the vulnerabilities depicted in this novel continue to exist.” So writes thriller author Brad Thor in introducing his new Pocket Books paperback — “Full Black,” which […]

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wOw Radio: Sheila Nevins & Founder of “The FBomb”, Julie Zeilinger – May 23, 2012

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wOw Radio is on a brief summer break, but we’ll be playing past shows every Wednesday, 10 am EST SiriusXM Stars 107 Sheila Nevins gets real about obesity Sheila Nevins on her flirtatious past and getting her hands “done” Julie Zeilinger on feminism and sex In case you miss it live: Encore presentations will air […]

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Liz Smith: The Vicissitudes and Virtues of Loyalty: Eric Felten Explains It

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“FIDELITY IN love for fidelity’s sake has less attraction for her than for most women: fidelity because of love’s grip had much … a blaze of love, and extinction, was better than a lantern glimmer which should last long years,” wrote Thomas Hardy of Eustacia Vye, the passionate, faithless anti-heroine of his novel, “Return of the Native.” I […]

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Dear Margo: High School Happens

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My husband’s high school sweetheart just called–and he’s leaving me for her. Margo Howard’s advice High School Happens Dear Margo: I am brokenhearted about losing my husband of 25 years. I had no idea he was unhappy and longing for a different life. We’re in our early 60s, and we both got laid off. That […]

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Liz Smith: What Did Adolf Hitler say To The Duchess of Windsor About The Ruins of Berlin? What Did The Duchess Say About Him?

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“WHEN ARTHUR Miller shook my hand I could only think that this was the hand that once cupped the breasts of Marilyn Monroe,” says Barry Humphries, the comic Dame Edna. SIT BACK, reader, especially if you’re a curiosity seeker, minor historian, and lover of gossip. I am going to tell you about a book coming in August from Simon & Schuster […]

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Dear Margo: Unacceptable Behavior

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When is neglect due to more than a busy workweek? Margo Howard’s advice Unacceptable Behavior Dear Margo: I’ve been married for almost 10 years. We recently had a baby, and my husband’s a great dad. Over the past couple of years, though, I’ve started feeling very lonely. When he comes home from work, he spends […]

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Liz Smith: Weather-Master Bill Evans Writes the Ultimate Terror Book, “Blackmail Earth”

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“I DON’T believe the absurd rumors that Katie Holmes “auditioned” to be Mrs. Cruise, or that their marriage was nothing more than a contract. I’ve interviewed Tom Cruise many times over the past decade, and he strikes me as a guy who loves being in love. He also loves being in control — that’s what happens when you’ve been a […]

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Liz Smith: Originality Is Dead On Arrival at “Political Animals” Parody Zoo

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“IMITATION IS the sincerest form of flattery,” goes the old saying. But we know this isn’t always true. Sometimes it is a sincere insult or a crass rip-off. SO, I wonder if the producers of the new USA Network limited series, “Political Animals” are patting themselves on the back, for using such restraint in not casting […]

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wOw Radio: Senator Olympia Snowe & Mary Higgins Clark – May 16, 2012

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wOw Radio is on a brief summer break, but we’ll be playing past shows every Wednesday, 10 am EST SiriusXM Stars 107 Olympia Snowe: “Obama was not cooperative” but “Clinton was a great compromiser” Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol discuss the family plot (and we don’t mean in regards to a book) In […]

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