Chris Welles Feder Would Like to Introduce You to Her Father — Orson Welles

November 5, 2009 • No Comments

After living an intensely private life, why did I decide to come out of hiding and write about my famous father, Orson Welles?  Because there are so many books out there about him, but none…

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November 4, 2009

In My Father’s Shadow: A Daughter Remembers Orson Welles — Now Available!

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Though many books have been written about Orson Welles, exploring his success as an actor and producer and his faults as a person, none have given a more intimate reflection than In My Father’s Shadow…

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November 3, 2009

HARD WORK: On Sale Today! Plus a BIG giveaway!

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Today is the first day that you can buy Coach Roy Williams‘ new memoir Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court. His autobiography describes his hardscrabble childhood in the mountains of Western North…

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November 2, 2009

Algonquin Astrology

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Dan Kennedy tells us what the stars have in store for November…
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
My hat is off to the pudgy girl dressed as a sexy maid this Halloween. She was…

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November 2, 2009

Algonquin’s Costumed Canines!

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Our parent company, Workman, does a fabulous 365 Puppies-A-Year Calendar (which features a photograph of an adorable puppy each day). How excited was I to flip to the month of October and discover 31 costumed…

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October 30, 2009

October’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

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Every day, I wake up, go to work, and then I get to help make books. That’s a beautiful thing. And no matter how many years I’ve been doing it, I suspect I’ll still always…

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October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

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Congratulations to Kellie, the winner of this week’s Book Booty prize! Copies of Wicked Plants, Candyfreak, and Ghoulish Goodies are on their way to you!
Here in Chapel Hill, Halloween has always been a Very…

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October 29, 2009

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Every autumn, the same recurring problem creeps into my marriage. Actually, it creeps into my house and spins a web in the kitchen window. My husband, you see, is a spider fanatic,…

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October 28, 2009

The Cake Boss Takes on Our Wicked Plants

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On Monday, October 26, our very own Amy Stewart appeared on TLC’s popular new reality show, Cake Boss. Back in July, the Cake Boss team was so inspired by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden “Wicked Plants”…

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October 28, 2009

Consider Yourself Warned…

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Castor bean (Ricinus communis)
One autumn morning in 1978, communist defector and BBC journalist Georgi Markov walked across London’s Waterloo Bridge and stood waiting at a bus stop.  He felt a painful jab in the…

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