A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

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Ryan Adams Masters Constraint on His New Album, Prisoner

The singer-songwriter’s latest album builds on the late-80s sound he’s been developing on his last few records, and gives us his strongest collection of songs in a long time.

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Review

This dystopian novel from over 30 years ago feels frighteningly relevant to our current political situation.

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The Little Sister: Review

Ruffle the pages of Raymond Chandler’s Hollywood murder mystery, and you can see Shane Black’s career taking form.

21 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Review: Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe’s science-fantasy epic is bizarre, frustrating, and fascinating in equal measure. Not sure I’d recommend it, but I’m definitely going to read it again.

14 July 2017 · Leave a comment

A Calculated Shotgun

Without a sure-fire prospect available at their draft pick, the Nuggets had to adopt an odds-based approach

23 June 2017 · Leave a comment

The Players the Nuggets (Probably) Won’t Get a Chance to Draft

Before talking about the Nuggets’ options in this draft, it’s important to talk about the players who are unlikely to become an option.

20 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Man, I WISH Dead Men Told No Tales

The new Pirates of the Caribbean film is really, really bad, despite a desperate attempt to copy the pretty good original.

26 May 2017 · Leave a comment

The Tipping Point: Review

Malcolm Gladwell’s book purports to look at individuals, but eventually ends up making the case for society at large.

21 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Station Eleven: Review

Emily St. John Mandel’s novel got me thinking about how different genres approach character-building and world-building differently.

10 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Now, Discover Your Strengths: Review

Hey, I read and reviewed a business book! Actually, it’s kind of a self-help book. Maybe it’s both.

1 May 2017 · Leave a comment

American Gods: Review

Neil Gaiman’s famous fantasy paean to Americana is heavy on ideas, but disappointingly short on story.

22 April 2017 · Leave a comment

The Lady in the Lake: Review

I didn’t have much time to reflect on the fourth of Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novels, so this is pretty short.

9 April 2017 · Leave a comment
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