Book Review

Book Review: The Homesman

Sep 26, 2014

Tommy Lee Jones has a new film out. He directed it and stars in it along with Hilary Swank. And it's coming to Long Island.

Arts Critic Joan Baum says you may want to read the book before you see the movie. The book is The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout.

Book Review: The Rule Of Nobody

Aug 22, 2014

Does the U.S. have too many laws, too many lawyers, and too many bureaucrats? Attorney Phillip K. Howard thinks so. He talks about it in his new book, The Rule Of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws And Broken Government. Book critic Joan Baum has these thoughts about it.

Book Review: Kill My Mother by Jules Feiffer

Aug 15, 2014

It's never too late to try something new. Not, at least, for an octogenarian cartoonist/writer who has tried his sketcher's hand at a graphic novel. Book critic Joan Baum has this review of Jules Feiffer's Kill My Mother.

Baby Girl Doe

Jul 21, 2014

The author of a new murder mystery, set in Montauk on the east end of Long Island, says woman are "cooler" than men in lead roles.  Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in Baby Girl Doe.

Greenwich, Connecticut Author M.J. Rose has written a new story which, according to arts critic Joan Baum, is well-deserving of its subtitle, A Novel of Suspense.