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DC Universe NYCC Panel Recap

  Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Displayed with permission from iDigital Times The DC Universe panel at New York Comic-Con 2017 gave fans a peek at upcoming issues and arcs from some of the biggest titles in DC Comics. The early Sunday panel had some of the best writers and artists in the DC universe, including writers […]

Rock & Roll Biographer Mark Bego Turns Chef With “Eat Like A Rock Star”

  Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook     With 12 million books in print, the rock & roll biographer known as “The Prince of Pop Music Bios,” Mark Bego, has suddenly morphed into a celebrity chef with his new all-star rock & roll cookbook:  “Eat Like a Rock Star.”  His long-time friend, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, […]

Banned Books Week: Harry Potter and the Censors’ Wrath

Displayed with permission from Newsweek The American Library Association (ALA)’s yearly Banned Books Week, held this year between Sunday September 24 and Saturday September 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores […]

The Glorious Corner: Renegade Theatre at New York’s Famed The Cutting Room, Classic Rock’s John Fogerty Signs Exclusive Deal With BMG, Mark Bego’s “Eat Like A Rock Star” Book and More!

    G.H. Harding  RENEGADE THEATRE AT THE CUTTING ROOM —Monday night at The Cutting Room in NYC was a staged reading of Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna’s Lovers and Other Strangers, with, Warren Bub, Maureen Van Zandt, Janet Alexander, Joanna Bonaro and Bianca Monica, among others. We lost Bologna earlier this year (he of […]

The Glorious Corner: The Emmys in Review, Marc Bolan of T. Rex, The Fate of Rolling Stone Magazine, Author Mark Bego’s New Book and More!

      G.H. Harding  EMMY NOTES — Last night’s Emmy Awards was an interesting affair on many fronts. Going in, I prognosticated that HBO’s Big Little Lies; Netflix’s Stranger Things and NBC’s This Is Us would be the front runners. Lies was huge with wins all over the place, while Stranger Things was shut […]

Books: Mark Bego’s New “Eat Like A Rock Star” Cook Book Coming October 17, 2017

Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Celebrated rock & roll biographer Mark Bego returns to the scene with his 62nd published book, “Eat Like a Rock Star” (Skyhorse Publishing) on October 17, 2017: his first cookbook. Although he has been cooking all of his life, the idea of combining his love of rock music and food came to […]

Entertainment Author M.A. Cassata Releases Updated Edition Of Fan-Favorite ‘The Elton John Scrapbook’— New Edition Features Detailed Information About The Music Legend’s Life

Entertainment author M.A. Cassata has announced the release of The Elton John Scrapbook: Revised and Updated eBook Edition. The original book was published in 2002, and over the years, fans have requested that a newly updated version be published. Cassata heard her fans’ requests and went to work on the new version that was just […]

In The Glorious Corner: TV’s “The Sinner, Taylor Swifts Rules, In-Demand Musician Tyce, Micky Dolenz’s Guest-Spot on Hulu’s “Difficult People”

    G.H. Harding  SINNER MAN — I’ve watched all four episodes so far of USA’s The Sinner and have to declare it a substantial success. Bill Pullman, toplining with Jessica Biel, is just outstanding. A cop with a dark secret (very much nota new idea) is just dazzling. With a Kris Kringle-like white beard, at […]

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright and Oscar-Nominated Actor, Dies at 73

Posted with permission from Tribune Content Agency Sam Shepard, paragon playwright of the American West, was born to roam. With a father who was an Army officer and sometime farmer and a mother who was a teacher, Shepard — born in 1943, the oldest of three — spent his childhood bouncing around the heartland. This […]

Sir Elton John: Gay Stigma and Shame is Still Rife

  Sir Elton John still thinks there is too much “shame” around being gay. The 70-year-old singer – who has sons Zachary, six, and Elijah, four, with husband David Furnish – thinks LGBTQ people are all too often simply “tolerated” rather than “accepted” and is concerned about  statistics around self-harm and suicide in transgender and […]

Batman Proposes to Catwoman in New Comic

    Reprinted by permission Things are finally looking up for the perpetually dark and dour Bruce Wayne, who will commit to love (and, dare I say, happiness?) in the upcoming Batman #24, titled “Every Epilogue Is a Prelude,” written by Tom King and illustrated by David Finch and Clay Mann. Said comic will conclude […]

Test Your Knowledge With The Superheroes Movies Trivia Quiz Book

Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Are you a fan of superhero movies? Are you already working on your costume for the next midnight release? Do and your friends go head to head in debating who is better, Batman or Superman? Then you’re going to want to check out “The Superheroes Movie Trivia Quiz Book”  written by celebrity tribute […]

The Mac Wire Interview With ‘Alan Sues: A Funny Man’ Author Michael Gregg Michaud

  Love chocolate? Discover what’s new at The Cocoa Exchange. SHOP NOW!   Joanne Grana  Special to TMW Alan Sues is best remembered for being one of the popular cast members of the hit NBC television show, Laugh-In. Sues also had many roles in film and episodic television. Author, Michael Gregg Michaud’s biography, Alan Sues: A Funny […]

Books: Syllables of Rain— A Brave New Novel Peeks Through “The Fog of War”

The impending anniversary release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album notwithstanding, it is also 50 years ago this month that then-U. S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara told then-U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in a private letter that he had serious concerns about the outcome of the Vietnam War. As we know from history, nearly […]