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Category Archives: August 2013

Winnie the Pooh For Adult Shoes

BILLY MOON. Douglas Lain. Tor. Billy Moon marks Douglas Lain’s debut – and the book is really worth a look. As readers and critics know, fiction today is a tough sell. Sadly, not … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Krayolas Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March On Washington

Interesting new rock and roll has been incredibly sparse this summer, but the San Antonio-based Krayolas latest release, “We the People,” bucks the trend: a bright and bouncy muscle-bound piece inspired by Dr. … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spying On Democracy

SPYING ON DEMOCRACY. Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance. Heidi Boghosian. City Lights Books. At first glance, this book appears like it was written in response to former CIA … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Orange Signals Deep Changes In the Standard Television Model

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.  Netflix. Created by Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman; produced by Lionsgate Television. Starring Taylor Schilling;  Laura Prepon; Michael J. Harney; Michelle Hurst; Kate Mulgrew; Jason Biggs. Based … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Life In the Light

LA VOCE DEL VIOLONCELLO: SOLO WORKS OF THE FIRST ITALIAN CELLIST-COMPOSERS. Elinor Frey. With Esteban La Rotta and Susie Napper. Passacaille Records. The cello adorning the cover of LA VOCE … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Ocean At the End of the Lane

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE. Neil Gaiman. Harper Collins. Neil Gaiman doesn’t just evoke childhood when you read his work. Whether you are out on the back … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment
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