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True Detective’s women

My consumption of the consumption of the latest True Detective episode began like it usually does, with a read of Alan Sepinwall’s review in Hitfix, but then quickly veered into the first broad-view discussion that has gained traction with Nic … Continue reading

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Now Reading: Mike Woodson, Skyfall, Philip Roth

‘Now Reading’ is a collection and sharing of online stories and is meant for minimal consumption by the few readers of this blog. Topics will include books, food, matters of culture, photography, media and technology … there are no rules. … Continue reading

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The New Yorker Fiction Review: Breatharians (Oct. 22, 2012)

If you can move beyond the distasteful image of severed feline tails pinned and hardening on a bulletin board — and then beyond the unthinkable levels of delusion and detachment from common decency that are required for a parent to … Continue reading

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“The Rum Diary,” by Hunter S. Thompson: A cocktail of thoughts

By the time I was finished reading Hunter S. Thompson’s novel, “The Rum Diary,” I was a little surprised the paperback didn’t include a Captain Morgan-sponsored page in the middle with a flap that could be pulled back, freeing delicious … Continue reading

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The New Yorker Fiction Review: The Semplica-Girl Diaries (Oct. 15, 2012)

The initial impression that swirled around in my gut, leaving an acidic burn deep in my chest, was that “The Semplica-Girl Diaries” was about murder, precisely the exceedingly abhorrent kind that involves children. As always when reading New Yorker fiction … Continue reading

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