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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

What is the Best Picture of the 1970s?

The 70s are known for being perhaps the best decade of filmmaking. Certainly the most daring and revolutionary. Cinema was in a rapid state of flux: to simplify things, the old … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rising China and the Dashed American Dream: The Wangs vs. the World

“Every immigrant is the person he might have been and the person he is” Charles Wang left China for the American dream and made it big. He’s been living it … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler: Book Review

“I wanted to say, My life is full. I chose this life because it’s a constant assault of color and taste and light and it’s raw and ugly and fast … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi: Book Review

“We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must always ask yourself, Whose story … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Playing With Fire, by Tess Gerritsen: Book Review

If you’ve followed my Rizzoli and Isles reviews, you know that I think Tess Gerritsen is a solid thriller writer. I haven’t liked all of the Rizzoli and Isles books … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment