Furry Logic’s 10th Anniversary Edition has a lot to recommend it. It is a small, colorful book with a large cat face on the cover - what’s not to like? The book can be read and enjoyed in as little as 10 minutes if you have a squirming toddler on your lap or can be lingered over at your leisure. Best of all, the book has Jane Seabrook’s detailed paintings of animals that render them lifelike with expressions nad body positions that complement the text.
To me, winter’s cabin fever and shorter days call for travel to warm climes and books of lighter subject matter than in the larger tomes I promise myself I will read before spring’s active months. Francesca Marciano’s The Other Language, a collection of 9 stories about change set in various places in present-day Europe, Africa and the USA, was a balm to my fleece-covered, travel-starved soul.
Free lance reviewer Joan Tupponce finds Virginia Rep's production at Barksdale a good diversion for the holidays.
Freelance reviewer Joan Tupponce says "We Three Lizas" story potential seems to fizzle, but talented actors make it worth seeing.
Free lance writer Joan Tupponce says the touring musical comedy is for those with an open mind and a broad sense of humor.
Find out if the game is afoot. Theatre commentator John Porter looks at “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.”
I wish Tantric Coconuts had been published 20 years earlier. If so, I would have been saved from a stupendously dull class on Comparative Major Religions taught by a professor who demonstrably hated all humans. What she failed to impart in 3 months was easily and entertainingly encapsulated in the 304 pages of Greg Kincaid’s Tantric Coconuts.
Women, imagine you are at a nice lunch with seven of your closest female friends. Everyone is having a great time and the food is excellent. Now, think about the fact that one in the group, not excluding you, will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The scenario no longer seems so delightful, does it?
Freelance writer Joan Tupponce reviews Virginia Rep’s play about the famed sex therapist.
If you enjoy pop culture references, nostalgia and humor, John Moe, host of American Public Radio’s nationally syndicated show Wits and the author of the column Pop Song Correspondences at McSweeneys.net, gives large helpings of all three in his 2014 book Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth and other Pop Culture Correspondences.