Life as a Work in Progress: In Pieces, by Sally Field

Celebrity memoirs always give me pause because the ones I’ve read tend to feel as though they have a thick coat of veneer. They’re always conscious of their image, so what they present in the memoir feels calculated or even whitewashed. As such, reading a celebrity memoir usually feels like an exercise in futility: by … More Life as a Work in Progress: In Pieces, by Sally Field

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a Garbage Movie

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri generated a lot of heat during award season after it was released in 2017. It won Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. It scored again at the SAG Awards, winning Best Cast in addition to awards for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. … More Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a Garbage Movie

Book Review: Arts & Entertainments, by Christopher Beha

#WhiteBoyProblems As I said in my most recent review (of Fourth of July Creek), I’ve developed a serious impatience for novels that essentially come down to white boys who can’t get their act together. As such, Arts & Entertainments was another big struggle for me. You see, it centers on “Handsome” Eddie Hartley, a high … More Book Review: Arts & Entertainments, by Christopher Beha