- Last week, Stephen Becker weighed the comparative merits of Doubt-the-play vs. Doubt-the-movie. Now Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune does the same — and throws in Frost/Nixon-the-play vs. Frost/Nixon-the-movie as well. He’s a theater critic, guess which side he comes down on.
- There are low expectations in the publishing world for Laura Bush’s memoir. And we’re not talking about its quality or political interest here. The industry is in serious belt-tightening mode, so it’s looking for big sellers:
“Book sales are falling, with retailer Borders on Monday reporting an 11.7 per cent slump in holiday sales at its stores.
However, the success of American Wife, a fictional account of Mrs Bush’s life by novelist Curtis Sittenfeld, indicated strong interest in the first lady that could justify a high fee.”
- Bill Addison, the Dallas Morning News’ food critic, has left the restaurant. He says goodbye on the News‘ EATS blog.
Doubt poster from Despair, Inc.