Archive for September 2014

4 Better Ways than Cuddlr to Hug

4 Better Ways than Cuddlr to Hug
Looking for a hug? There’s an app for that. No, really. In this day and age of Internet connectivity, where more people walk the streets, drive their cars,and fat ass it on their couches with eyes on a phone, here comes an app that promises to help you find someone with which to make a... Read more »

Live from New York: 40 Years of Saturday Night Live in 800 Pages

Live from New York: 40 Years of Saturday Night Live in 800 Pages
It’s not just a show anymore—it’s the measuring stick by which at least three generations mark milestones in their lives. Tom Shales’ and James Andrew Miller’s retrospective, “Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by its Stars, Writers and Guests” is about as comprehensive behind-the-scenes look of the... Read more »

7 Reasons to Celebrate Banned Books Week

7 Reasons to Celebrate Banned Books Week
Happy Banned Books Week, everyone! For more than 30 years, Banned Books Week has been celebrated to affirm what all  book lovin’ people know—there’s no good reason to ban a book. Here are 7 reasons you need to get behind Banned Books Week: 1. Subversity rocks. Even the most mild-mannered kid can earn rebel cred... Read more »
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Book Review: The Silkworm

Book Review: The Silkworm
File this one under, “She read it so I don’t have to.” Reviewing J.K. Rowling (writing under her male pseudonym Robert Galbraith) can be a bit of a sticky widget. Say you like it when it’s not a Harry Potter novel and people say you just don’t want to speak ill of Rowling. Say you... Read more »

Whose Life Is It? Playing God in The Children Act

Whose Life Is It? Playing God in The Children Act
We rarely, if ever, find ourselves making life-and-death decisions for others. Unless you are a doctor, police officer or firefighter. If that’s the case, good on you. I can’t even decide what to eat for lunch today. So I find it intriguing to dive into a book where the lead character, a High Court judge,... Read more »