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Category Archives: 2013

How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes

MASTERMIND: HOW TO THINK LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES. Maria Konnikova. Penguin. Really, the question isn’t whether you should think like Sherlock Holmes, but if you would want to. In his acclaimed … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alpha House

ALPHA HOUSE. Created and Written by Garry Trudeau. Directed by Adam Bernstein. Amazon Studios. Supposedly, back in the late 1970s, a woman gained a certain anonymous fame by asking, “How can … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Band and the Rock & Roll Heart of History

LIVE AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC: 1971. The Band. In Sets of two CDS; and four CDS plus one DVD. Capitol Records. Casual music fans might think that Bob Dylan made the one-and-only … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

City of Lost Dreams

CITY OF LOST DREAMS. Magnus Flyte (Pseudonym for Meg Howrey & Christina Lynch). Penguin. City of Lost Dreams, a Penguin original just-released, is an ambitious novel that promises an action-packed plot and … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Voice of the Animal Self

GHOST TANTRAS. Michael McClure. City Lights Books. Michael McClure, a founding member of the Beat Generation, has embodied many styles during a legendary 60-year career, one in which he came … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aventine From Agnes Obel

AVENTINE. Agnes Obel. 2013. [PIAS] Recordings. Let’s begin with a long winded digression. I’ve always associated Agnes Obel’s “Philharmonics” album with Phil and Kaja Foglio’s “Girl Genius” online comic. It … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Autumn Audio 2013

FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. Stephen Coonts. Brilliance Audio. Flight of the Intruder stands as one of the twenty top-selling novels of all time. An instant classic that brings the Vietnam War and … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

MacMillan Audio Spotlight

REPLY ALL. And Other Ways to Tank Your Career. Richie Frieman. Macmillan Audio. In this age of social media, everybody’s gone email and text-message crazy. In turn, this mania over … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Brothers Grimm For Modern Times

FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM. Deluxe Edition. Retold by Philip Pullman. Penguin Classics. These are the stories with which we grew up, and acclaimed author Philip Pullman (widely known to readers … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 1 Comment
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