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August 2011

Articles From Jim Curtis in August
Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 30:00 PM ET
Michael Brandman is a major Hollywood hyphenate—a writer/director/producer—with a long list of credits going back to the seventies. In 2005, he produced and wrote the script for Stone Cold, the first TV movie based on a novel about Jesse...
Friday Aug 19, 2011 00:00 PM ET
George Thorogood and the Destroyers are best known for the 1982 hit “Bad to the Bone,” but they have toured and recorded constantly throughout their long career. They have played with blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and...
Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 30:00 PM ET
Debra Duneier is an entrepreneur who has gone through several careers, like so many people today. Unlike a lot of people, she’s grown and prospered from the experience. Based in New York, she applies the principle of the Chinese...
Friday Aug 12, 2011 55:00 PM ET
When a detective novel lingers in the mind as this book does, you know that you’re in the hands of a master.
Wednesday Aug 10, 2011 25:00 PM ET
Alan Furst, whom the New York Times rightly called “America’s preeminent spy novelist,” once commented at a public reading that he writes books “where everybody knows the ending.” He is drawn to the dark places in Eastern Europe between...
Tuesday Aug 9, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Donna Leon could paraphrase Raymond Chandler and say of Guido Brunetti, the hero of her wonderful series of detective novels set in Venice, “Down these mean canals must glide a man of honor.” In fact, the canals of Venice are...
Monday Aug 8, 2011 00:00 PM ET
What is it about women writers and Italy? Although John Ruskin and Henry James loved Italy and wrote about it evocatively, nowadays women have taken up where they left off. The interesting thing is the difference between nonfiction and fiction....
Sunday Aug 7, 2011 20:00 PM ET
The point here is that for both Sinatra and Streisand acting the song is as important as singing the song. They turn each song into a three- or four-minute mini-drama.
Thursday Aug 4, 2011 30:00 PM ET
Writer Toni Bernhard shares her thoughts on living a productive and satisfying life in the face of a debilitating chronic illness.
Monday Aug 1, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Mickey Spillane’s I, the Jury, his famous hard-boiled detective novel featuring Mike Hammer, enjoyed instant success in 1947, and Spillane realized that he was onto something.  He wrote so many popular action-packed novels that by 1980 he was responsible for...

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