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All this month, a group of people who have books coming out next year are doing a thing on twitter where we do short posts every day. But some people value their sanity and aren’t on twitter, so it is for you that I am providing this handy end-of-week wrap up. Here’s the full schedule … Read more
This year, for the first time, I went to Malice Domestic, an annual conference devoted to traditional mysteries and the people who love them. The Marriott was a great venue, but we didn’t exactly have the place to ourselves–On the same night as the opening party, a local high school was holding their prom in … Read more
Once upon a time, this was a travel blog. It’s been a while, but since we recently took our biggest trip in a while, I thought it should be again, if only briefly. (And yes, these are the same photos and descriptions I posted on Facebook. If you saw them there, you can probably skip … Read more
If you’re not watching the current we-swear-this-is-the-final-season of American Idol, there’s something you need to know: They are really, really into Kelly Clarkson. To hear her discussed on the current show, you would think she is some sort of combination of God and Beyonce, and it is a testament to the great power and wisdom … Read more
0:11 Opening credits. 0:43 Ryan and Brian are both wearing khakis. 2:04 Paula tries to deliver a zinger, fails badly. 4:23 I am reasonably confident that Ryan is NOT wearing a pukka shell necklace. 8:03 Tamyra Gray is the first person put through to the next round. 10:38 “Weakest Link” joke. 13:26 Ryan Starr gets … Read more
And now, into the depths we go. This is it, the opening of public voting, as the 30 who were put through from Hollywood-Pasadena Week are narrowed down to however many we end up with. I can’t be sure, but I suspect that this may have been when I started caring deeply about the voting … Read more
The first ever “Hollywood” Week was held in Pasadena, which is at least somewhat closer to being Hollywood than Anaheim is to being Los Angeles, so they’re already one up on a certain major league baseball team. Personally, I never cared much for Hollywood week, wherever it was located. There were rarely any memorable performances, … Read more