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Review of The Book of Joe (Non-Fiction, 2017)

  Who knew Cool Joe could be so cool? So it goes, that the former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden gets his very own little book of wisdom, here collected in The Book of Joe by Jeff … Continue reading

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What to Get a Nerd for Christmas — The Comic Book Story of Video Games

When I decided I was going to be a professional book critic, I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would be getting free books just to say some (hopefully) kind words. And yet here I am staring at this … Continue reading

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Review of Sia’s “Electric Heart” (Music Video, 2015)

  Perhaps the greatest thing since kettle cooked potato chips, Sia’s video “Elastic Heart” is an instant classic steeped in interpretive dance and full use of miming, set to a song that is both hypnotizing and exotic in its looped … Continue reading

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Review of My Friend Dahmer (Comic Book, 2012)

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf My rating: 5 of 5 stars My Friend Dahmer is that rare comic, coming in the form of what I truly would describe as the emphatic narrative, worthy of comparisons to Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” … Continue reading

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Salvage the Bones (Book Review)

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sometimes it can be difficult to read such a precious book and maintain the facade of being a film critic at the same time. Something delicate can be … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Rules to Live By: How to Sit, Stand, Smile, and Be Cool! A Good Manners Guide From the Father of Our Country

George Washington’s Rules to Live By: How to Sit, Stand, Smile, and Be Cool! A Good Manners Guide From the Father of Our Country by George Washington My rating: 4 of 5 stars Some of my favorite rules are ones … Continue reading

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Review of Things As They Are (Theater, 2017)

Who is the poet who goes by the name Wallace Stevens? That is the question writer David Todd poses in his elegant and delightful potpourri of a play, at once both intellectual and heartfelt, a tug of war between the … Continue reading

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