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book cover for Leech, by Hiron Ennes
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Leech, by Hiron Ennes

Leech, by Hiron Ennes (Tordotcom, 336 pages) If you’re looking for gothic fiction, horror spiced up with adventure, LGBT representation […]

album cover for Nelson, A Nelson Family Christmas
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Album Reviews 22/10/27

Nelson, A Nelson Family Christmas (UME Records) So glad to get the first holiday record of the season into the […]

Cover for Carrie Soto is Back - golden cover with a beautiful woman looking very majestic.
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Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine, 384 pages) You know when a book’s protagonist is really hard […]

Cover for the album Pad by the band Peel Dream Magazine. Its white with some small black writing and a red cartoon girl. Imagine School house rock went minimalist.
Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 22/10/20

Peel Dream Magazine, Pad (Slumberland Records)With its Postal Service-vs.-the very worst parts of Spoon-sounding tunes, this dude’s first album, 2020’s […]

book cover for Sacred Nature by Karen Armstrong
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Sacred Nature, by Karen Armstrong

Sacred Nature, by Karen Armstrong (Knopf, 224 pages) In the opening to Sacred Nature, Karen Armstrong tells a story of […]

album cover for Gogol Bordello, Solidaritine
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Album Reviews 22/10/13

Gogol Bordello, Solidaritine (Cooking Vinyl Records) I swear, one of the few remaining genres I can still consistently stomach is […]

book cover for Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates
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Babysitter, by Joyce Carol Oates

Babysitter, by Joyce Carol Oates (Knopf, 448 pages) My desire to read books about abduction and murder of children was […]

album art for Chez Kane, Powerzone
Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 22/10/06

Alexis Castrogiovanni, Someday My Thoughts Will Be Like a Range of Mountains (self-released) Debut EP from this Canadian singer-songwriter/cellist, steeped […]

Book cover for The Milky Way
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The Milky Way: An Autobiography of our Galaxy, by Moiya McTier

The Milky Way: An Autobiography of our Galaxy, by Moiya McTier (Grand Central Publishing, 244 pages) In college, I once […]

album cover art for Maraton, Unseen Color
Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 22/09/29

Maraton, Unseen Color (Indie Recordings) Well, here’s a nice attempt at prog rock by a bunch of Norwegians, whose first […]

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