Beach Books

The Sex Life of the Amoeba By Barry Healey 257 Pages MiroLand Publishers Reviewed by Jon Muldoon The Sex Life of the Amoeba, the debut novel from TV and film writer Barry Healey, despite its title, is not so much about sex as it is about one character trying to figure out who she’s attracted […]

Beach Books

Pictures From a Darkroom Floor: My Life in France By Heather Cook Two Ladies Press, 390 pgs Review by Jon Muldoon Anyone curious about what life was like in 1960s France should pick up Heather Cook’s Pictures From a Darkroom Floor: My Life in France, a memoir about her early adulthood in Paris and the […]

Beach authors offer something for everyone

While creative people have long called the Beach home, this summer seems to be a banner season for authors in this corner of the city. No matter what your taste, there’s likely a Beach author who has tackled the topic. Reviewed here are four wide-ranging offerings, from mystery to young reader fantasy to visual history. […]

Ad revenue kept the paper running

Brenda Dow was the newspaper’s ad manager from 1979 to 1994. Here are some of her recollections of those early days. What a great job! Walking distance from home! Eight weeks off in summer and two weeks at Christmas and work in an exciting environment! After 17 years of stay-at-home motherhood, I was now employed […]

Art Scene

Zilberschmuck Art & Jewelry, 910 Kingston Rd., is holding an exhibition of pieces that were part of the Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition of Canadian Fine Jewelry and Metalwork, May 19 through June 25. The show is called Inspired by, and features works by both professionals and students enrolled in metal arts programs across the country […]