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Articles by Sharon Fulton


The French Food Connection

September 1, 2009

Julia Child is all the rage: a new movie (Julie & Julia) and a couple of related books (My Life in France and the gastronomically-inclined Gourmet’s Rhapsody), etc. Sharon Fulton samples the wares.

Little Frozen Yogurt Shop of Horrors

July 1, 2009

The bowling alleys and corner stores of Jim Krusoe’s middle America are the source of oddities beyond imagining—until you’ve read Sharon Fulton’s review of his novels, that is

Lightning Strikes and Pen Strokes

May 1, 2009

Veteran comics illustrator David Mazzucchelli takes center stage writing and drawing his first full-length graphic novel, Asterios Polyp, and Sharon Fulton takes a look at the result.

Katrina Cries

January 1, 2009

Sharon Fulton reviews Patricia Smith’s Blood Dazzler, a “resonant and devastating” examination of the Katrina disaster and the Bush administration’s failure to contain its fallout.

Frame by Frame

December 1, 2008

When life and art overlap, the results are always complex – and that’s certainly true of autobiographical graphic novelist Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus. Sharon Fulton takes a look at a tricked-out new reprint of his earliest work, Breakdowns.

Tomb Sweet Tomb

November 1, 2008

Heaven help the author who becomes a cult figure in his own lifetime – Sharon Fulton reads the latest from fan favorite Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book, to see what all the fuss is about.

The Vampire Fan(g) Guide

October 1, 2008

In honor of the spookie chills of autumn (when the Earth’s average temperature plunges from 137 to a shivery 87), we re-present a classic OLM piece on vampire fiction for you to sink your teeth into!


September 1, 2008

Tailspin, by Catherine Coulter

Cheap Thrills from 9/11

July 1, 2008

Likewise the characterization of birdsong here is a little irritating, since we don’t really know all that’s going on in avian communication either.

Fairies in New York and Werewolves in London

June 1, 2008

Courtesy of novelist Martin Millar, there are super-cool werewolves in London, and glam-goth fairies in New York. Sharon Fulton is on their beat and reports back to us of the fantastic intersections of fairy and fairly common.

The Confraternity of Times Lost Regained Will Now Come to Order

April 1, 2008

Tod Wodicka’s novel gamely blurs the distinction between real life and historical re-enactment; Sharon Fulton guides us through the medieval festival of All Shall Be Well; and All Shall be Well; and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well