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Book Review: Warbreaker

Book Review: Warbreaker

Although there is a sufficient number of titles to grant “fantasy” a section separate from science fiction in most bookstores, they are still grouped together. The irony is, in most cases, a fantasy novel has to incorporate many features of science fiction to [Read More]

Why You Should Love Christopher Moore

Why You Should Love Christopher Moore

I recently broke down and bought “Fool,” a new book by Christopher Moore. I’m just getting started, but so far it is hilarious. It is a retelling of “King Lear” from the perspective of Pockets, the court jester. Of course it is told in a way that only Christopher [Read More]

Book Review: Twilight

Book Review: Twilight

You’ve been living under a rock for the past year if you haven’t heard about the best selling Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. At the very least, I’m sure you have heard about the Twilight movie. Haven’t you? Come on now. For those of you who HAVEN’T [Read More]

Book Review: Living Green

Book Review: Living Green

I am one of the least likely people to go green. Until recently, I have never been particularly concerned about the environment. I thought I could be healthier by drinking soy milk, diet sodas, and bottled water in plastic containers. Reading labels other than fat or [Read More]

Book Review: Mortal Syntax

Book Review: Mortal Syntax

I was never taught proper grammar as a child. Sure, I know the difference between there/their/they’re, witch/which and weather/whether, but I didn’t know a thing about syntaxes, clauses or even gerunds. It wasn’t until I found myself in grammar class this past year [Read More]

Book Review: Twilight

Book Review: Twilight

You’re lucky to be reading this. I almost never got this article written. You see, I’ve been worthless the past few days. My house is a pit. I haven’t done hardly any writing. I’m neglecting my husband and kids. I’m barely eating or sleeping, and I can’t be [Read More]

Second Edition of Grape Man of Texas Released

Second Edition of Grape Man of Texas Released

Next time you raise a glass of fine wine or cognac to your lips, stop and thank…a Texan.   Released in April 2008, Grape Man of Texas: Thomas Volney Munson & the Origins of American Viticulture, by Sherrie S. McLeRoy and Roy E. Renfro, Jr., Ph.D., is a newly [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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