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Sometimes Less Really is More: A Book Review of Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

If you know me at all, you know I’ve spent recent years railing against novels about white dudes who can’t get their shit together (examples here, here, and here). But … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ranking Every Best Original Song Oscar Winner of the 1980s

Best Original Songs had enjoyed success on the radio before the 1980s, but this is where the floodgates opened and popular stars on the music scene made their presence known, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Transgender Teen Romance is Here! If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo: Book Review

Any gay man who recently saw Love, Simon in theaters can tell you how incredible it feels to see a teen romantic comedy with a gay protagonist after all these years, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Looking at Bob Fosse in the #MeToo Era

As I was finishing Sam Wasson’s biography of Bob Fosse, Molly Ringwald published this article in The New Yorker, and it served as a nice companion piece to how I was … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Makes a Mother? Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

“It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?” In Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng makes great use of … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jo Nesbø Reinvents Macbeth as a Gritty Procedural

The idea of reinventing Macbeth as a gritty, noir-ish procedural sounded quite interesting to me, but I confess I had a very hard time getting into this story. The opening … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is Love the Only Story Worth Telling?

Julian Barnes’ new novel, The Only Story, posits that while many things happen to a person in their lifetime, at the end of the day there is only one story … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · Leave a comment