Four stars, read in January 2018. I am not quite juvenile enough to really hang out with Nick Offerman, and … Continue reading Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, by Nick Offerman
A little while ago I read a great interview with Bob Odenkirk. When asked if he thought of himself as … Continue reading A World That Is Disappointing Us Every Single Day
A show where people watch The Joy of Painting and try to do what Bob Ross does. They should probably … Continue reading Supplication to the Gods of Television
“I gazed at Kobe harbour, sparkling leadenly far below, and listened carefully, hoping to pick up some echoes from the past, … Continue reading Who would we complain to, anyway?
Four stars, read in February 2017. I didn’t know much about Patti Smith before this and hadn’t heard of Robert … Continue reading Just Kids, by Patti Smith
I am taking home this book, which I’ve had on my to-read shelf for years, probably. I’m trying to do … Continue reading Because Today We Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.
2016 was almost over. There were only four days left, but we couldn’t even make it that far. The cruelest … Continue reading Postcards From the Edge
I started out writing this as a review for my book blog, but it turned into (1) a pretty personal post … Continue reading Matilda, Mara Wilson, and Me
Four stars, read in August 2015. I read On the Road five years ago, my first foray into the collective … Continue reading The Beats: A Graphic History, by Paul Buhle
I took an online course about the Civil War from Eric Foner at Columbia, and what he had to say … Continue reading Black History Month
Angela Davis. Coretta Scott King. Fannie Lou Hamer. Malcolm X. Shirley Chisholm. Booker T. Washington. Frederick Douglass. Colia Lafayette Clark. … Continue reading For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
One night several years ago, I found Fablehaven at the grocery store for five dollars and decided to try it … Continue reading Fablehaven and the Invasion of the Sexist Cover Art
The year 2016 is starting off cruelly. I didn’t even know I felt such an affinity with David Bowie until … Continue reading Heartbroken.
I only made it about halfway through this interview with the Paris Review, because I was at work and couldn’t maintain … Continue reading Elena Ferrante
It can be a little boring sometimes when writers talk about their methods, but I found Erdrich’s pretty fascinating in … Continue reading Louise Erdrich
I have never read a Paris Review interview before, and I have never seen or heard a word from Wallace … Continue reading Wallace Shawn and the Paris Review