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Godless Recreates the Western In Stunning Fashion

GODLESS. Netflix, 2017. Written and directed by Frank Scott. Jack O’Connell as Roy Goode; Michelle Dockery as Alice Fletcher; Scoot McNairy as Bill McNue; Merritt Wever as Mary Agnes McNue, … Continue reading

September 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Different Voices Illuminate the Politics of Our Times

ACCESSORY TO WAR. The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics And The Military. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Avis Lang. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book. The audio version of this intense treatise by astrophysicist … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Sticky Fingers, Jann Wenner Stands Outside His Mask

STICKY FINGERS. The Life and Times Of Jann Wenner. Joe Hagan. Vintage Books. “In retrospect, Wenner could tell himself that when the moment of truth arrived, he had valued something … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Good Mothers Take On Calabria’s Criminal Empire

THE GOOD MOTHERS: THE STORY OF THE THREE WOMEN WHO TOOK ON THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MAFIA. Alex Perry. William Morrow. For nearly a decade, HBO’s The Sopranos captivated the … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Bukowski, Keith Gessen’s A Terrible Country, Gregory Crouch’s The Bonanza King

THE MATHEMATICS OF THE BREATH AND THE WAY. Charles Bukowski. CITY LIGHTS. This new Bukowski just released by City Lights is a real treat, featuring a collection of previously unpublished stories, columns, critical … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Michael Moreci’s The Throw Away

THE THROW AWAY. Michael Moreci. Tom Doherty. A favorite protagonist in spy novels is the “Poor Schlub,” hereinafter referred to as the PS. The PS is some guy who gets … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Sequels Worth A Second Look

INCREDIBLES II. Director and Writer: Brad Bird. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell. Produced by Pixar/Disney. COBRA KAI. Created by: Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Starring … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lifestyle Changes To Fight Cancer & Real Answers On How Trump Won

ANTI-CANCER LIVING. Transform Your Life & Health With the Mix of Six. Lorenzo Cohen. Alison Jefferies. Read by Mark Deakins. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book. Over the last quarter century, science … Continue reading

June 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

New From Macmillan Audio

A GATHERING OF SECRETS. Linda Castillo. Macmillan Audio. This taut thriller not only provides the reader great entertainment, it also intersects a topic overtaking our times – sexual assault. In … Continue reading

June 28, 2018 · Leave a comment
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