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More Round-Up Items . . . Because It’s the New Year and You Could Use Them

by Jerome Weeks 6 Jan 2009 9:26 AM

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 […]


“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.

  • Rawlins Gilliland

    A nice bag of tips here. Thanks for the links.