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A Man Among the Stars: Elton John Gets Real About his Life in Me

2019 has been, without a doubt, the Year of Elton John. He has been playing sold-out shows all over the world following the kickoff of his massive farewell tour; his biopic Rocketman was released to critical acclaim over the summer; and now his tell-all memoir, Me, is flying off shelves faster than bookstores can stock…

David Sedaris Tickles Reader’s Funny Bone with Truthful Tales in Calypso (Review)

Renowned comedian David Sedaris, author of Naked (1997) and Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), is back and better than ever in Calypso, his humorous and heartfelt memoir published in 2018. What truly sets Calypso apart from so many memoirs on the market today, be they comedic or agonizingly serious, is that his story and…

Why Covers Matter (a Lorenzo By Night feature)

On Lorenzo By Night (which airs every Sunday night on Local 107.3 FM from 8:30-9:00 PM), host Andrea Kikuchi makes a special effort to play cover tracks, especially those produced by Canadian artists. You may be asking yourself, “Why?” To answer that question, she plays them because covers are awesome, but there is also a…

Jan Wong takes readers on a cultural adventure with Apron Strings (Book Review)

A multi-talented journalist with an astonishing work history and a current professor of journalism at St. Thomas University, Jan Wong’s writing never disappoints – and Apron Strings was no exception to the norm. By cultivating the humor, sass and charm that make up her unique voice, Wong brings autobiography and cookbooks together for a delicious…

Romanticism Reborn in Sarah Faber’s All Is Beauty Now (Review)

It is said that all good things must come to an end, but it is also said that everything happens in threes. Could Sarah Faber’s debut novel, All is Beauty Now, be proof that the third rebirth of Romanticism is finally upon us? Given that the New Romantic movement, or the primary rebirth of Romanticism,…

The Perfect Mingling of Historical Fiction & Fantasy: Dragon Springs Road (Review)

A story of love, loss, and everything in between, Dragon Springs Road is the deeply moving bildungsroman of a young girl living in China at the beginning of the twentieth century. Only seven years old when the story begins, Jialing lives with her mother, who is the mistress of a wealthy neighbor, in the crumbling…