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CCLaP Fridays: Zine, by Pagan Kennedy

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This week Karl Wolff reviews ‘Zine, by Pagan Kennedy, a reissue of an influential autobiographical ‘zine.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Blue Kind, by Kathryn Born

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Today’s book review: “The Blue Kind,” a dystopian drug novel by Chicago-area author Kathryn Born, and put out by academic imprint Switchgrass. Says reviewer Karl Wolff, “More novelists writing in science fiction should take these kinds of chances.”

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part VIII: Longrunners: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and William Rehnquist

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In this penultimate installment of Mondays with the Supremes, I cover the tenures of three Supreme Court justices who were on the Court for decades.

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Democracy is not for the People, by Josef Kaplan @thethepoetryblog

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Are Michael Bay’s Transformers movies and the trend of using drones for assassination part of the same moral sickness?

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Critical Appraisals: A Spy in the Ruins, by Christopher Bernard

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A Spy in the Ruins by Christopher Bernard constructs a postapocalyptic anti-narrative replete with verbal richness, political aggression, and erotic tenderness.

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: the Culture

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Today in Karl Wolff’s CCLaP essay series “On Being Human,” it’s ‘The Culture’ novels by Iain Banks, in which humans, aliens, and machines all live in a post-scarcity utopia. Banks’s novels follow eccentrics and troublemakers in a society where humans can switch gender, become aliens, and even become machines.

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part I: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

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I begin a limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society.

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After Lyletown, by K.C. Frederick

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The ghosts of Sixties radicalism return to haunt the life of Boston real estate lawyer Alan Ripley in KC Frederick’s new novel.

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Drive Me Out of My Mind, by Chad Faries

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These days memoirs are a dime a dozen, glutting the market with tales of the self-absorbed.  Fortunately, Chad Faries stands out in this crowded field with his unique tale of childhood in Michigan’s… Continue reading

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Digging Deeper: A Memoir of the Seventies, by Peter Weissman

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Peter Weissman’s I Think, Therefore Who Am I? took place during the Summer of Love.  It was an intimate exploration of the Sixties, the most glorified or vilified decade in recent history, depending… Continue reading

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