What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Book Idea?

My editor sent me a link to this book: The Inconceivable Life of Quinn Quinn Cutler, the 16-year-old daughter of a writer running for U.S. Congress, is shocked to learn that she’s pregnant: she’s never had sex, at least not as far as she can remember. As word gets out that she’s both pregnant and […]

23
Nov

Keeping Abreast on Things

With the recent announcements that Playboy will stop publishing nude photographs of women, citing that with porn so ubiquitous, nudity has become passé, it’s time to revisit a discussion regarding nudity from the book Everyone Agrees. Keeping Abreast on Things On February 1, 2004, nearly 90 million Americans were shocked when they saw a female […]

28
Oct

“Experimenter” is a Chilling Must-Watch

There’s a chilling moment in “Experimenter” where Peter Sarsgaard, portraying the revolutionary psychologist Stanley Milgram, speaks to the audience. He explains that there was a time when people could give a fully human response to every situation. But more often now people don’t get to see the whole situation. People carry out small narrow specialized […]

21
Nov

“Little Boy” is a Big Film with Even Bigger Ideas

Before a private screening, co-producer Eduardo Verastegui said that one of the goals they wanted to accomplish in his new film, “Little Boy” was a living Norman Rockwell painting, depicting America in all of its idyllic warmth.  The heartwarming film achieved that and so much more. Set in 1940s California, “Little Boy” follows a—to put […]