Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cormac McCarthy/Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor”: No Country for Old Men II, or No Country For Anyone in Love With Penelope Cruz, Either

So on its first weekend in my neck of the woods, I caught Ridley Scott’s new film The Counselor, with the screenplay being by none other than the great Cormac McCarthy, finest novelist of our times: It was a, um, … Continue reading

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On Hanna Rosin’s “The End of Men”: The End of Men? Maybe Not, But Thanks for Asking

So I’ve been reading Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men (2012)—why? out of sheer obstinacy, no doubt—which is at turns annoying, blockheaded, fascinating, fun, and scary. And for all those responses, it must be doing something right. I would have … Continue reading

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Review of Wilton Barnhardt’s “Lookaway, Lookaway,” Plus My Daugher as a Horse

So I feel like a bad blog Daddy now, neglecting my child for so long, though I’m not neglecting my real daughter, as the photo below will attest—or at least judged by the standard of taking cool pictures of her … Continue reading

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“The Lousy Adult” Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You (If There’s One Left: “Online Shopping, Anyone?”)

So I’ve been neglecting this blog of late, working to finish a first draft of a new novel, one that involves a woman holding a teenage boy hostage, some experimental sex-drug studies, and other various mischief, but advance copies of … Continue reading

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