Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall
The Sopranos Sessions
If you like information-dense, meticulously footnoted commentary on your favorite TV shows, books like The Sopranos Sessions were written for you. In writing the book, Seitz and Sepinwall had access to series creator David Chase and many cast members, with the sad exception of the late James Gandolfini. There’s a breakdown of every episode, analyses of story and character arcs, and plenty of non-gossipy trivia on costumes, locations, and the art of staging fights and murders. One of the most interesting things I learned was how many of the actors in the series were hired with no previous acting experience.
– Bruce Collier
A married judge has a one-night stand and gets a lot more than she bargained for. To reveal even a single other detail would be heartless, so just read it already.
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
A young single mom struggles to make things better for herself and her daughter while dealing with government bureaucracy, homelessness, sneers from the people behind her in the grocery checkout when she uses food stamps, and scrubbing the filthy toilets of people much better off than her financially. The only thing missing on this woman is the cape.
– Chris Manson
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It’s Not Augusta National
By Charles Morgan III The beach that runs the length of the Panhandle of Florida was once known for its soft, snow-white sand. It is now getting recognition for the threatening...
The music-loving portion of the Beachcomber community—most of us, I’d say—got some devastating news early in the week when we learned that the talented young vocalist Buddy Brumit died in an automobile...
Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
Jon Decious: While there must be at least 100 records that have changed my life, looking back I think Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind might be the one responsible (to blame) for...
Thursday, April 11 AJ’S, Destin WILL & LINDA, 4-8 PM (Bimini Stage) CHASING JAYMIE, 6-10 PM (Tiki Stage) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (Bimini Stage) AJ’S ON THE BAYOU, Fort Walton Beach CHRIS HAYES, 5-9 PM AL’S BEACH...
Corner Wine Bar Offers Medley of Contrasting Tastes, Textures
I’ve been a fan of Vin’tij since it opened more than 20 years ago in Miramar Beach. In case you haven’t been for a while, they’ve moved from their more modest location...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....