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R.I.P. Tom Wolfe (1931-2018)

Sad to hear of Tom Wolfe’s passing yesterday. Wolfe, author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, revolutionized journalism in the 1960s, the effects of which...

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Winter 2018: Books to Read and Review

Here’s a breakdown of my current stack of books to read and review. There’s a lot of interesting things on deck, including a new book by Ned Beauman and Will Self. I absolutely adored...

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Best Books of 2017: Jeff’s Picks

Ali Smith’s Autumn is a tremendously good and timely novel and one that should have knocked George Saunders’s incredible (but let’s face it, pretty weird) Lincoln in the Bardo from the Man Booker Prize’s...

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Best Books of 2017: Mark’s Picks

Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis had, over the course of years, established an unusual friendship with Lou Reed, famous for his belligerence with reporters. In Lou Reed: A Life, DeCurtis painstakingly tells Reed’s...

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Best Books of 2017: Alex’s Picks

Author Ayelet Waldman has endured struggles with neuroses, depression, and chronic pain, so naturally she turned to LSD. A Really Good Day is the nonfiction chronicle of her “microdosing” experiments; every three days she...

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Best Books of 2017: John’s Picks

Every list of “Best Books” is purely subjective, hostage to one’s personal tastes and to the seldom-acknowledged detail that the evaluator is never able to read all the books available in a given year....

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October 2017: Books to Read and Review

After working through a number of big fall titles, my October stack of books to read has balanced into a nice blend of major literary releases and some smaller-profile titles. I’m particularly curious this month...

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August 2017: Books to Read and Review

After a cross-country move this summer and some adjustments to the day job, I’m finally feeling settled into life as a Coloradan. A home out here is a wonderful upgrade from a small one-bedroom...

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May 2017: Books to Read and Review

A special “moving day” edition of the monthly blog – by this time next month I *should* be in a new home somewhere across the country. My wife and I have lived in Brooklyn...