Monthly Archive: March, 2013

NSFW Files: Gynecocracy, by Viscount Ladywood

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This week at CCLaP, I investigate Gynecocracy, by Viscount Ladywood for the NSFW Files. In the novel, a wayward aristocratic man gets a stern lesson in forced feminization and the proper wearing of a corset. Who knew the Victorian era was so naughty?

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CCLaP Fridays: Gold Coast Madam, by Rose Laws with Dianna Harris

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This week at CCLaP, I review “Gold Coast Madam,” by Rose Laws with Dianna Harris, an autobiography of Rose Laws and the seamier side of Chicago history.

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The Driftless Area Review Commonplace Book: Two philosophers use water metaphors

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Walter Benjamin and Ludwig Wittgenstein use water metaphors in two passages.

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Translation Tuesday: The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, by João Cerqueira

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The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira can be read as alternate history, political fable, or dark comedy. The novel finds JFK and Castro in a fatal battle.

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diatomhero: religious poems, by Lisa A. Flowers

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“diatomhero: religious poems” by Lisa A. Flowers is only a little over fifty pages long, making it look and feel like a high quality magazine, some lost pagan relic turned afterlife samizdat.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Secretary, by Kim Ghattas

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This week at CCLaP I review “The Secretary” by Kim Ghattas, about Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, told from the perspective of a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese female correspondent for the BBC.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965, by William Manchester and Paul Reid

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Over at CCLaP, I review the last volume of The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, by William Manchester and Paul Reid, the final third of Winston Churchill’s life.

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Good Book on the Cold War Brainwashing Scare

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I have recently been watching a lot of old cold war films, in which many of the plots revolve around the phenomenon of brainwashing. Films such as The Manchurian Candidate, Michael Caine’s early film, The Ipcress… Continue reading

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CCLaP Fridays: Tim Walker: Story Teller, by Tim Walker

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This week at CCLaP, I review “Tim Walker: Story Teller” by Tim Walker, a photography collection for fans of high fashion, fairy tales, and steampunk.

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Battlestar Galactica: Cylons, Hybrids and Mormonism

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The Driftless Area Review welcomes a new contributor, Jennifer Huhne. She comes from a freelancing background and has written on a number of topics. Her first article is about Battlestar Galactica and its Mormon themes.

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