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Every Best Actress Oscar Winner of the 1960s Listed and Ranked

The performances by actresses in the 1960s are so strong that there was a tie in 1968. What a thrilling group! This is perhaps the strongest list yet, and seeing … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ranking Every Best Actor Oscar Winner of the 1960s

There are great performances by leading actors in the 1960s, but oddly enough the strongest performers didn’t actually win. If you’ve been following along you know that can’t factor into … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is The Bonfire of the Vanities a Garbage Novel?

For many years The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe’s satirical novel about race and money in New York City, has been called the definitive novel of the 1980s. It was … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Book I Gave up on Twice: The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer

I am a total fanboy of Meg Wolitzer’s novel The Interestings, as evidenced by the review I wrote back then. And while I can readily admit that The Interestings is not without flaws, I’m … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Secret Love Life of Eleanor Roosevelt: White Houses, by Amy Bloom

Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with Lorena Hickok has been a source of controversy since the days it was happening in real-time. Were they secret lovers? Merely close friends? The topic has … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Living and Dying in Times of Crisis: The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai

“It’s always a matter, isn’t it, of waiting for the world to come unraveled? When things hold together, it’s only temporary.” Simply put, The Great Believers is a novel about the … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why Stories Matter: Harbor Me, by Jacqueline Woodson

Harbor Me is a timely intermediate novel about the importance of stories, of empathy, and of understanding. It’s about how the things that make us different can bind us together … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · Leave a comment