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Race in America: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas: Book Review

A Young Adult book tackling race in America by putting a human face to the Black Lives Matter movement was an audacious idea that gets pulled off rather magnificently by … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

All Grown Up, by Jami Attenberg: #BookReview

I had an odd feeling as I began reading this book. The first four or five chapters feel like the plot is constantly trying to start over–the basic premise is … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dexter Down Under, by Jeff Lindsay: Book Review

The story of Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who covers his tracks working for Miami PD and who lives by as strict a moral code a serial killer can have, … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who is the Best Supporting Actress of the 1970s?

The 1970s was a surprisingly weak year for Best Supporting Actress winners but by the time we get into the top five we’ll have some real contenders for the title. … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

How the Chief of Staff Shapes the Presidency: The Gatekeepers, by Chris Whipple: Book Review

The success or failure of a presidency largely depends on whether or not the president is able to deliver on the agenda he or she sets upon taking office. Are … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Elizabeth Bennet Still Matters

On #InternationalWomensDay, I thought it would be important to stop and┬átake a look at literature’s most famous female character. Ask people who their favorite literary character is and you’re bound … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Culture of Violence: The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan: Book Review

The Association of Small Bombs begins with a sudden explosion in a Delhi marketplace in 1996. Two young brothers, Tushar and Nakul Khurana, are killed. Their friend Mansoor Ahmed survives. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment