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Stephen King & The Shining, 30 Years Later

DOCTOR SLEEP. Stephen King. Scribner, Simon & Schuster. I started “Doctor Sleep,” Stephen King’s sequel to “The Shining,” with a certain amount of trepidation. King has revisited child characters from … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan: Portraits of the Self

ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT: The Bootleg Series Volume #10 (1969-1971). Bob Dylan. Columbia Records. When Bob Dylan released Self Portrait in 1970, it was an unprecedented event: Never before in the annals of … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Farmers’ Almanac: Tips On Weather & More

THE FARMERS’ ALMANAC. 2014 edition. Almanac Publishing. The Farmers’ Almanac has been around for nearly two centuries, and in keeping with its grand tradition, this edition offers weather predictions for the upcoming … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Penguin Classics: Spotlighting John O’Hara

THE NEW YORK STORIES; BUTTERFIELD 8. John O’Hara. Penguin Classics. Penguin is known for its Classics Series, and these two from John O’Hara compel in depth exploration. O’Hara was a master of the short-story form, painting … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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
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