Tag Archives: books

EPIC

Monday Rock City: Get in the (Mini)Van: Interview with Canadian Rock Scribe Brent Jensen

JM Blaine talks to Canadian rock journalist Brent Jensen about his self-published memoir, his wince-inducing encounter with Gene Simmons and his cross-country drive with a former roadie for Poison. Continue reading

Posted in Monday Rock City | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Surprising Legacy of Choose Your Own Adventure Books

How Choose Your Own Adventure books have shaped current culture. Patrick Wensink uncovers multiple endings. Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment
72_sparks_kimono_my_house74

Book. Band. Beverage.

What are the thirty things that need to be paired together, in one master curatorial stroke, in order for you to survive 2014? Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, Literature, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments
self-promotion

The Horrors of Self-Promotion

Naked author Polaroids. Live! Nude! Fully exposed! Please tip your server. Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments
fluffy

Point/Counterpoint: Sean Beaudoin vs. Lenore Zion

Take a front row seat for this exciting, no-holds-barred game of style and wit, in which eight topics of the day are parsed, thrust, and parried as you listen to the intellectual steel clang! Continue reading

Posted in Point/Counterpoint | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments
A Polaroid of a young Damian with his sister.

The Boy Who Loved Books

“Seemingly trivial but secretly significant moments sustained me through a dark decade growing up under Margaret Thatcher,” writes Damian Barr, “in a coal-mining village near Glasgow that was destroyed by her policies, in a family that was torn apart.” Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment
z-lookingglass

Shelf Love

Restocking the stacks has never been this fun. Continue reading

Posted in The Arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment