Getting the Band Together This week, it’s that of Kathi Kamen Goldmark who died last week at 63 ... She eventually started a business escorting writers around the bay area before combining her passions by starting the Remainders. Although she was a schmoozer extraordinaire ... 05/31/2012 - 9:12 am | View Link
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Writers’ Catalyst, Dies at 63 Kathi Kamen Goldmark had made a lot of friends in the literary world by shepherding authors on book tours when one day inspiration struck: what the very best authors yearn to be, she realized, are rock stars. So was born the Rock Bottom Remainders, a ... 05/29/2012 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Overcoming the Odds Playing dual roles of husband to Rock Bottom Remainders founder Kathi Kamen Goldmark and brother to lead guitarist Dave Barry, Sam Barry brings an uncharacteristic ... 10/2/2014 - 3:25 am | View Website
Rock Bottom Remainders | Stephen King sings Rock Bottom Remainders is a band of really famous authors. Once a year they put down their pens and perform a concert benefiting literacy. Stephen King ... 10/2/2014 - 3:18 am | View Website
Chris Rock's Good Hair Documentary On September 30, 2009, Chris Rock stopped by The Oprah Show to talk about his documentary Good Hair. The film, which aims to get to the root of why African-American ... 10/1/2014 - 9:34 pm | View Website
Greg Iles (Author of The Quiet Game) Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960. He grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. He was active in a band called ... 10/1/2014 - 11:40 am | View Website
Rock Bottom Remainders History . The Remainders was founded by Kathi Kamen Goldmark in 1992. Kathi was then a musician whose day job was in book publicity. Through this, she met many ... 10/1/2014 - 10:14 am | View Website
In spooky anticipation of Halloween, the latest issue of One Teen Story contains a werewolf tale by Ted Thompson called “The Beasts of St. Andrew’s.” (I hope every high school English teacher, in particular, knows about One Teen Story, the younger sibling of One Story magazine. It sends out a cool new story each month during the school year for readers 14 and up.) Read full article >>
Fox talk-show host Bill O’Reilly is back on the bestseller list this week with “Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General.” (Audio clip here.) His publisher, Henry Holt, announced that the book is selling even faster — 26 percent faster — than O’Reilly’s 2013 bestseller, “Killing Jesus.” Read full article >>
Exploding with violence and seething with arousal, the third novel by Marlon James cuts a swath across recent Jamaican history. It leaves its Kingston ghettos strewn with victims, a few of them lovers, all of them spattered with blood. Seven killings? That’s just for starters. This compelling, not-so-brief history brings off a social portrait worthy of Diego Rivera, antic and engagé, a fascinating tangle of the naked and the dead.
In the race for D. C. delegate to Congress, independent candidate Tim Krepp doesn’t have a ghost of a chance against longtime incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton. But Krepp, a local tour guide, is something of an expert on ghosts. He’s the author of “Capitol Hill Haunts” and “Ghosts of Georgetown.” Like any Washington power broker, he knows where the bodies are buried — and he knows where they don’t stay buried.