Books

Arts & Culture
1:14 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Book: Edison's Success Based on His Collaborations

Thomas Alva Edison listened to his team.
Credit Courtesy of Thomas Edison NHP Archives and National Parks Service

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Sarah Miller Caldicott.

Thomas Alva Edison: We all know what he did, right? He was the creator of modern conveniences, improving and innovating light bulb, motion picture and sound recording technologies.

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Arts & Culture
12:38 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

'Prairie Silence' Reconciles Small Town Life and Coming Out

Coming out leaves a small-town expat with a lot to say and an inability to say it. (Author Melanie Hoffert)

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Melanie Hoffert.

The appeal of small town living to some is the very thing that drives other people away – the very close connections to your neighbors. That is, while the sense of community can be very strong, it is also difficult to live with a secret when everyone knows everyone else.

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Arts & Culture
1:21 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

'Yellow Birds' Proves Writing War Isn't Just for Generations Past

The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
Credit Little, Brown

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Kevin Powers.

War is hell. Even those of us who haven’t fought in one know that to be true. Communicating the experience of war in a truthful and authentic way is hard enough. Telling the story of war is even harder.

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

William Joyce: A "Vast Story Armada" to Defend Childhood (a little longer, anyway)

Author/illustrator William Joyce shows off his dapper outer space attire in a recent self portrait.
Credit William Joyce

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews William Joyce.

Last weekend’s returns at movie theater box offices were, perhaps, not all that surprising.  The latest installment in the Twilight series remains on top, followed, for a second straight week, by “Skyfall,” the latest James Bond movie.

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Arts & Culture
1:37 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Comic Book Script Writing: Vital, And Yet Often Overlooked

Cover art from Jim Krueger's story, "The Foot Soldiers."
Credit Jim Krueger

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Jim Krueger.

Illustrators get much of the credit for a successful comic book or graphic novel.  And certainly the visuals are what separate those works from a standard novel or short story.  But the story is the backbone of any novel, graphic or not.  And Jim Krueger is a master at coming up with those stories.

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