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Idle Scrawl's "Fifty Books That Are Books"
You have to make a list of the 50 books you would have bound and put in a library if ... Keep your lists coming and I might compile a best-of-Idle-Scrawl-commenters reading list. The blog will be sporadically active over the Xmas break - I will do ... read more
‘Book Club’ Is An Okay Movie, But It Made One Big Mistake
But Book Club, opening today, looks like such an act of Fifty Shades of Grey fandom that it’s confusing ... and Crowded House all get spins), along with some idle chat about vinyl making a comeback. But director-cowriter Bill Holderman (a producer ... read more
Watch: Over an Hour Long Conversation Between Legends John Cleese and Eric Idle
John Cleese has been on the book ... Idle putting together the reunion show at the O2, and they even read some sketches that predate Python. If you are a Monty Python fan, this is not something you want to pass by. The two have known each other for over ... read more
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Book Review: Bored & Brilliant
Journalist Manoush Zomorodi is the formidable mind behind Note to Self, an engaging podcast focused on the intersection of technology and humanity, and the book Bored and Brilliant ... The premise for the project was that an idle mind is fertile ground ... read more
Mary Oliver's poem "The Summer Day"
She's won both the Pulitzer Prize (for "American Primitive," 1983)) and the National Book Award (for "New and Selected Poems," 1992). Oliver may be to American poetry in 2015 what a man like Robert Frost was to American poetry fifty or sixty years ago. read more
New Film: Jesus Christ Not Divine, Product of Rape
In 2008 Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, called Verhoeven’s book “laughable.” “Here we go again with idle speculation grounded in ... It is about a guy that gets crucified after fifty minutes then is resurrected in the next fifty ... read more
Uganda: Butebo in Shambles - the Station Has Gone to the Dogs
The facility sits on over fifty acres of land that is fenced off. Eighty percent of the land is either idle or being used as farmland by ... He hands me a visitor's book that he has been keeping like a treasure. He explains that the book was first signed ... read more
Chapter 1: Meet the man who focused the world on Eastern Kentucky's woes
Fifty years ago, lanky ... a celebrated international spokesman for the plateau, author of nine books on the region and an Appalachian history professor at the University of Kentucky. He met with presidents of the United States who were moved to act ... read more
‘Here We All Are, and Hooray For Us’
However, this was a celebratory occasion — to join him for the release of his latest book, “Joseph Anton: A Memoir,” in South Kensington. Accompanied by the actors Stephen Fry and Eric Idle ... and here we all are, and hooray for us.” read more
Steaming up moms' e-readers
It's Fifty Shades of Grey, the sexual-bondage romance novel from first-time author E.L. James, a married British TV executive and mother of two, that's been steaming up e-book readers since ... where every idle curiosity can be satisfied and every question ... read more