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Jim Berkin

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Jim Berkin, originally from Rhode Island, now resides in (usually) sunny Southern California. Since sometime late in the Triassic Period, he's taught film & television, along with more history courses from nearly any era you could name on the timeline than there's room to list here. Much like one of his creations "Professor Wagstaff," he's also a gourmet cook, sports fan, pop culture historian, and all around nudnik.

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Jim Berkin I already mine the mysteries in my own life for plot ideas, so I guess I wouldn't want to give away anything here. But someone else ought to write a…moreI already mine the mysteries in my own life for plot ideas, so I guess I wouldn't want to give away anything here. But someone else ought to write a mystery book based on the randomness of traffic on LA freeways. One day, a particular route is sparse & moves - the next, it's totally jammed at the exact same time of day. Where are all these people and cars suddenly coming from, and (a better mystery) where are they on those sparse days?(less)
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Cut To Wagstaff

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Wagstaff & Meatballs

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[image error]Happy Hanukah!


So, you want a recipe for some wonderful Hanukah food?


Here’s mine for potato latkes,  straight outta my new book Phigg & Clyde Save Breakfast.


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The Shakespeare Guide to Italy by Richard Paul Roe
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A wonderful travelogue & a phenomenal piece of scholarship. Roe closely analyzes material from Shakespeare's Italian plays to illustrate how familiar the playwright was with specific details of Italian geography, local culture, and especially loc ...more
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Las Vegas Vintage Graphics by Jim Heimann
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Great eyeball candy from the classic days of old Vegas. I love seeing the photos of the now-gone old school hotels & casinos, before the place became a giant mix of theme park-motif resorts. My only beef with this book is the relatively small amo ...more
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Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
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Excellent & thorough work by the great director (12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Network, etc etc) discussing all the various facets of moviemaking & how they were part of the particular films in his career. Lumet's output varies en ...more
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Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
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A true story that reads like a great caper movie (and much better than the actual caper movie based on it). Mezrich keeps things moving in this mix of interview & Vegas behind-the-scenes describing the group of MIT math aces who devised a very su ...more
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Inside Oscar by Mason Wiley
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Indispensable one-stop shopping for all things Oscar history & trivia. Wiley & Bona do a great job compiling general narratives, behind the scenes gossip & some of the stories behind various publicity campaigns for all the Academy Awards ...more
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How I Made A Hundred Movies In Hollywood And Never Lost A Dime by Roger Corman
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Corman's autobio is pretty honest and thoroughly entertaining. He goes into a lot of detail about the nature of maverick indy filmmaking back when the technology did not exist that enables much of it today. Corman writes more like a businessman than ...more
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The Emperors of Chocolate by Joël Glenn Brenner
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A very interesting quasi-comparative history of the two major chocolate entities in the USA - Hershey & Mars, focusing on the biographies of their founders & their subsequent corporate histories. The material on the eccentricities found withi ...more
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The United States of Arugula by David Kamp
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Kamp, a wonderful writer with a sharp command of the language, examines the history of the foodie revolution of the past several decades, begun by James Beard & Julia Child and leading up to the current world of Wolfgang Puck and Alton Brown. Ver ...more
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