Listed alphabetically with a review link if a full review was done here or elsewhere:
Devils & Dust, Bruce Springsteen — If you read this blog, you can’t be surprised by this. Unlike others, I find it better than his prior solo acoustic effort, The Ghost of Tom Joad. It likely will be my album […]
Not sure why but there’s some serious year-end malaise going on here, accompanied by an almost total lack of ambition or motivation. Ergo, I am highly ambivalent about most things. Best of year posts are forthcoming but here’s a couple items that caught my eye this week.
Of local interest, Scott Hudson has his year-end […]
The first in an intermittent series of brief reviews of books that, for whatever, reason, didn’t lead to longer reviews:
In the Country of Last Things, Paul Auster
A rather literary examination of the struggle to live and survive in a society that has collapsed. The book takes the form of a letter from Anna […]
I cannot think of better Christmas greetings than what Jackson Browne wrote in the song, “The Rebel Jesus”:
We guard our world with locks and guns And we guard our fine possessions And once a year when Christmas comes We give to our relations And perhaps we give a little to the poor If the […]
The story of the U Mass-Darmouth student who claimed to have been visited by Homeland Security after requesting Mao’s “Little Red Book” via interlibrary loan turns out to have been a hoax.
People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.