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The Problems With NBC’s Chicago Series

And I don’t just mean that they’ve run out of heroic institutions to base spin-offs around. I mean, where else could they go? Chicago Education? Chicago.Gov? Don’t give Dick Wolf … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 2017 Oscars: Why a Shareable Ceremony Doesn’t Work

No question, the 89th Academy Awards will always be remembered for #EnvelopeGate, the Best Picture flub heard round the world. It’s an awards show’s ultimate nightmare–made even worse given that … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who is the Best Supporting Actor of the 1970s?

The Best Actor category in the 1970s is full of larger than life performances that commanded your attention. Perhaps in an attempt to balance that out, the Supporting Actor category … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming of Age in a Cult: The Girls, by Emma Cline

“There was so much to destroy.” Every reader knows the sensation of getting really excited by the idea behind a book, then finding the execution is totally meh. When it … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Worst Books I Read in 2016

Now that we’ve gotten the best books I read in 2016 out of the way, let’s do the unpleasant business, shall we? If you follow me at all, you probably … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Best Books I Read in 2016

There’s a common theme in the best books I read in 2016: oppression. Perhaps that isn’t so surprising in a year where the country seemed to take a giant leap … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

My 2017 Reading Goals: New Year, New Reading Challenges

I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions, but recently I’ve seen a lot of reading-based annual goals that got me thinking. I really like the idea, but haven’t … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment