the bottom line

Joy Williams’ peculiar "Ninety-Nine Stories of God" blends philosophy with fantasy.
A woman remembers her youthful involvement with a violent, Manson-like cult, in a promising debut.
Noyes’ characters grope around in the dark for meaning in their rural hometowns.
"The Seed Collectors" is an exquisitely nimble novel about self-knowledge, love and self-love, and the many ways we shape our lives.
Elizabeth Crane’s novel "The History of Great Things" is narrated by a girl and her mother.
A spare, powerful story about race, family and sign language.
A young Nigerian named Furo Wariboko awakes one morning to find himself transformed ... into a white man.
The Clasp is an ambitious, lovely work that ultimately fails under the weight of its parts.
Barry Manilow's farewell show Wednesday may have been a goodbye to huge, multi-city tours. But he gave the strong impression that his performing days were far from over. Which is music to the ears of a fellow nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn.
The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.
There are two kinds of songs that get stuck in your head... the ones that drive you crazy and the ones you just can't stop reveling in.
Recently, I've seen a huge increase in companies seeking to bring yoga into the office purely for attracting and retaining new employees. Employee retention can be a huge part of a company's success.