Monthly Archives: January 2014

Review of Chang-rae Lee’s “On Such a Full Sea” in the Dallas Morning News

So my review of Chang-Rae Lee’s new novel, On Such a Full Sea, appears today in the Dallas Morning News, here. It’s a good book, with a soft-spoken, measured narrative voice. ¬†Although some might say, “Not another dystopian novel!” I … Continue reading

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Diss the Social Media! On Roger Cohen’s NY Times Op-Ed “Twitter-Bashing Bores”

So I sometimes read Roger Cohen, a columnist in the New York Times, who (sometimes) writes reasonably well about Israel and Europe, but his recent piece titled “Twitter-Bashing Bores” (here) illustrates a media obsession I’ve come to notice: Rabid and … Continue reading

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On Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” & a Christmas Without the Internet

So I happened to see the awesome/sad/hilarious film Nebraska, another classic by Alexander Payne, at a swanky art house theater (the Plaza Frontenac) in St. Louis before Christmas, but was unable to post anything about it, as I left the … Continue reading

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My Review of Jim Harrison’s “Brown Dog” in the Dallas Morning News

So I’ve been woefully out-of-touch with my blog, my misbegotten red-headed stepchild (with apologies to all ginger stepchildren in the world), but I haven’t been woefully out-of-touch with reading & living, which should always trump blogging. My review of Jim … Continue reading

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