No contest prize better symbolizes American abundance than the classic "year's supply," which conjures images of winners with endless closets full of puppy chow, baking powder or floor wax. Ham I Am!But just what constitutes a year's supply? Should food contest entrants be prepared to feast on t ... More >>
new InsightBookReader('preview', '9781400067732', 'Joker One', 'Donovan Campbell', '0', '', 'http://www.randomhouse.com/cgi-bin/buy_landing.php?isbn=9781400067732'); A Friend of Unfair Park who read my Memorial Day item points our direction toward Monday's episode of Fresh Air, during which Terry G ... More >>
In his debut novel, Plano's Stefan Merrill Block makes peace with a family curse
Thursday morning, James Megellas sat all by his lonesome in front of the Fox News kiosk, located in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal C. Spread out before him were dozens of copies of his book, All the Way to Berlin, Megellas' autobiography published by Random House in 2003. My fath ... More >>
J.C. Conklin, trying to put the "arch" in arched back During our neverending search to do everything but put out an issue of this newspaper thing that apparently goes along with our blog, Unfair Park scours YouTube for the very latest in Dallas-oriented viral videos. And what we found this week does ... More >>
Former Dallas attorney Mark Gimenez's new book--old one, but new to you in paperback--is out in a few days. There's a small, but growing, stack of books written by local authors piling on my desk, and it is one mixed bag of lit. Random House's Anchor Books imprint has sent something like seven copie ... More >>
Hollywood Claims the Sky is Falling. To Which We Say Puh-lease.
Countering a popular novel lets a Dallas theologian spread The Word
The creator of TV's Freaks can't stop talking about being a geek
First-time authors gamble on a new form of publishing taking its first shaky steps
For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero
We told you so
Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing
A Wedgwood member recounts last year's tragedy to help others--and himself--move on
Life is Good so far
Susann biopic isn't Great, not by the longest shot
The year in rock books which isn't such an oxymoron, really
James Halperin's book The Truth Machine calls for a utopia where infallible lie detectors make us better people from the president on down. Is it science fiction or prophecy?
High-flying Danny Wettreich has shut down companies, destroyed jobs, and drawn the scrutiny of two federal agencies, But he says it's what the stock market thinks of him that counts.