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Bobby BlueJacket Mixes Crime & Politics In Compelling Fashion

BOBBY BLUEJACKET: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld. Michael P. Daley. First To Knock LLC.  “If high in esteem and stature you be Then worry not of the repartee But … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

March 2018 Audio Spotlight

YOU CAN’T SPELL AMERICA WITHOUT ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J.Trump (A So-Called Parody). Alec Baldwin. Kurt Andersen. Penguin Audio. Baldwin’s … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cohen’s The Sustainable City

THE SUSTAINABLE CITY. Steven Cohen. Columbia University Press. Humanity finds presently itself between two giant millstones: population growth, and the threat of environmental collapse, most notably through climate change. While … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thoraiya Dyer’s Titan’s Forest Series Continues To Break New Ground

ECHOES OF UNDERSTOREY: A TITAN’S FOREST NOVEL. Thoraiya Dyer. Tor Books. Aliens may be one of the first things that spring to mind when you hear the words “science fiction,” … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Blues Philosopher Brownie McGhee

I met Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee in Oakland, California in the mid 1980s. I was a college student at the time, attending San Francisco State University, studying journalism and creative … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mastai’s All Our Wrong Todays Now In Paperback

ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS. Elan Mastai. Dutton. Elan Mastai’s All Our Wrong Todays was a debut novel that read like a work from a seasoned veteran – rife with intrigue and featuring … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ashley Cope’s Unsounded

UNSOUNDED. Ashley Cope. Self Published. This already monumental series starts with deceptive simplicity – two ill-suited companions on a journey. The dynamic is Calvin and Hobbes, times ten. She is … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dave Eggers Launches New Book With Bay Area Tour

Best-selling writer Dave Eggers (The Circle; A Hologram For The King), and founder of the San Francisco independent publishing house McSweeney’s, kicks off the publication of his latest book, The Monk Of … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Meditation On Bob Dylan’s “Trouble No More”

(today) The sound Of the voice Glistens like Wet blood (soft) Across the Sick cool Pale hue Of time (drenched) In the Indelible memory Of God (today) The holy depth … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 1 Comment
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