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American Stories #1: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Note: As we enter what Joe Scarborough justifiably expects to be “the most consequential political year of our lives,” I’m looking back at ten works of art—books, film, television, and music—that deserve to be reexamined in light of where America stands today. 642 more words

Books

5 Books that Deserved Better Film Adaptations

1. “The Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe

This 1987 book really is a modern classic; full of wit, satire and gripping narrative twirls. The book really epitomises everything that the 1980s stood for in the US, and was a giant critical success, becoming a bestseller. 1,126 more words

Lists

Mildly Enthusiastic Review: I Am Charlotte Simmons

I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe

Category: Books

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What it is:
Tom Wolfe takes on an American model of toxic masculinity as it shows itself in Ivy League colleges. 584 more words

Review

Quick Review: Egan's books The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, A Visit From the Goon Squad

After reading several positive reviews of Jennifer Egan’s newest book, I decided to read her earlier work. Here are my thoughts after reading three of her first four novels: 443 more words

Sociology

Death wish in Providence?

When I saw the image above of Rhode Island’s pitch for Amazon’s HQ2, in today’s Providence Journal (“Envisioning Amazon’s HQ2 in heart of Capital Center… 274 more words

Architecture

LIKE DJANGO, HORSE RACING UNCHAINED...

By Hans Ebert
@hanseberthk

Synchronicity happens for a reason. It’s like playing mental Snap. The night earlier, South African based racing writer and friend Robyn Louw was talking about how she feels the sport could do a better job of promoting and marketing its own heroes before bringing in celebrities for cameo appearances. 1,910 more words

Horse Racing