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Review: "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins

I wish I could describe the kind of rush I feel when I walk into my library and see there, on the “Hot Books” shelf, a book I’ve been dying to read for a while. 1,012 more words

Movie Monday: Room

Movie Mondays: On the occasional Monday, I will review a book series or novel that has been made into a movie. I will then answer the question that everyone asks: which is better, the movie or the book? 1,026 more words


The Talk Box

Growing up in the ’80s and early ’90s in southwest Oklahoma, I had conflicting ideas about the greater world. Television taught me that, everywhere besides my hometown, houses were built with two stories and shaker shingles, with four upstairs windows – each with its own little A roof – facing the street. 477 more words



If I had not caught a glimpse of the opening words in the second act I should never have finished it, but as I stooped to pick it up my eyes became riveted to the open page, and with a cry of terror, or perhaps it was of joy so poignant that I suffered in every nerve, I snatched the thing from the hearth and crept shaking to my bedroom, where I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with a horror which at times assails me yet. 936 more words


Adam Johnson--"Interesting Facts" (Harper's, June 2015)

SOUNDTRACK: THE ARCS-Tiny Desk Concert #503 (January 25, 2016).

Okay so the Tiny Desk folks make a pretty big deal out of this being their 500th show and I am stating that it is their 503rd show.  991 more words

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Wolfgang Hilbig--"Lip Service" (Harper's, June 2015)

SOUNDTRACK: WOLF ALICE-Tiny Desk Concert #502 (January 22, 2016).

I have been really enjoying Wolf Alice’s album My Love is Cool. It has many familiar elements of shoegaze and grunge but it’s played in different and unexpected combinations.  565 more words


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