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Category Archives: June 2014

The Textbook Debate

During the past several months, many an article has hit the mainstream press rebuking textbook companies for charging too much and for issuing needless editions. Some students and professors believe … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment


TYRANT. FX. Starring Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Nasser Faris and Ashraf Barhom. Produced by Howard Gordon. Bassam (Barry!) Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is a Pasadena pediatrician who lives … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mister Mercedes

MR. MERCEDES. Stephen King. Scribner. I got a copy of Mr Mercedes from a friend, along with the following note: “I have always had a love/hate relationship with Stephen King. King’s early novels … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Denali’s Howl

DENALI’S HOWL. Andy Hall. Dutton/Penguin Books. Compared to most of North America, we have mild winters. Rarely do our forecasts include phrases like “blizzard conditions,” “blowing and drifting snow” or “take … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

San Francisco Giants Continue Fight To Eradicate Skin Cancer

On June 8th, the San Francisco Giants will join forces with the rest of Major League Baseball to raise awareness of skin cancer via the Play Sun Smart Initiative. Play Sun … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer Fiction

PHANTOM INSTINCT. Meg Gardiner. Dutton. Tasked with taking a look at Meg Gardiner’s latest novel, Phantom Instinct, I perused her Wikipedia entry for background, and encountered this arresting line: “[S]he sought … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Halt & Catch Fire

HALT AND CATCH FIRE (THE BATTLE FOR CTRL BEGINS). AMC. Sundays 10pm. Produced by Christopher Cantewell and Christopher C. Rogers. Starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis. Several years ago, a popular … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lost Writings of Jack Kerouac

THE HAUNTED LIFE AND OTHER WRITINGS. Jack Kerouac. Brilliance Audio. Print Version From Da Capo Press. Fans of novelist Jack Kerouac will hail the publication of The Haunted Life as a major … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hot Summer Reads

THE BOOST. Stephen Baker. Tor. This book is a picture-perfect snapshot of the future, illuminating that twisted, nefarious path born from our insatiable thirst for more technology. Look close, and … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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