Themes of love and death intertwine in eerie novel

Audrey Niffenegger, who has recently become known for her work “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” has triumphed again with her latest novel, “Her Fearful Symmetry.” Set in London, Highgate Cemetery to be exact, Niffenegger weaves connections between sisters, strangers and even ghosts.

Band captures spirit of a decade

“Fever to Tell” was an internationally gold selling album gaining much positive press, including being named New York Times’ album of the year.

“Chasing Harry Winston” is a wild goose chase

Love, sex, money, heartbreak, travel and friendship. What more could you ask from a chick-lit novel?

Wilco’s 2002 album may be album of the year

“Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” pulled in a lion’s share of the notable album of the year stampings from press outlets, ranging the spectrum from independent-minded Webzines to, well, “Entertainment Weekly.”

Drum solos taken extreme

This album is so sincere that by the end of the article I will have exhausted my thesaurus’ synonyms and antonyms of the word “earnest.”

An American journalist uncovers WWII horror in “Sarah’s Key”

Alternating between a modern day journalist researching this event and a child living through the torment of the 1942 roundup, this novel makes for a compelling and provocative read.

Atlas Sound’s second album more upbeat than expected

Over the past couple of years, I have made countless irrelevant analogies, pretentious statements, contentious contradictions and flat out dick-moves. Not only that, but I’ve spent some years as a music director, columnist, on-air personality, public speaker and all-around attention whore.

Learning “How to Be Single” is a whirlwind adventure

People read self-help books for everything from programming their computers to choosing the right wine. But a how-to guide on being single does not sound quite so appealing.

All-star cast can’t carry “Couples Retreat”

The second film from director Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from “A Christmas Story”), “Couples Retreat” deals with four pairs of friends who reluctantly travel to a resort designed for helping troubled couples.

Califone’s latest inspires film

It’s hard to admit in an article with a really big picture of my face right next to it that I was amused by music about the sun, rainbows and the scientific method, all of which are meant to get children excited about going to school.

Nothing nice to say about “Girls in Trucks”

Every once in a while, I see a book lying ever so temptingly on a Barnes & Noble shelf that I just can’t help but pick up. Hmmm…cute cover, interesting title, could be promising. “No, you don’t need another book,” I tell myself.