Category Archive: humor

Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

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“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”

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Commotion of the Birds: New Poems by John Ashbery

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In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.”

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Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow @ NYJB

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“Lead Poisoning” is a fantastic voyage into the head of an artistic visionary.

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CCLaP Fridays: How to Speak Midwestern, by Edward McClelland

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The Midwest has many accents, each beautiful in its own way.

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Fourscore Phantasmagores, by Rupert Bottenberg

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Make sure to bring “Fourscore Phantasmagores” along for Tabletop Day 2017!

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CCLaP Fridays: Legion on FX

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“Legion” is the best show on TV.

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American Odd: Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino

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This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”

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Translation Tuesdays: Super Extra Grande, by YOSS @ NYJB

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“Super Extra Grande” by Yoss is “. . . . joyous and raunchy . . . Yoss creates a fascinating and beautiful universe built upon the ideals of cooperation and egalitarianism.”

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Last Look by Charles Burns @ NYJB

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“Last Look” is a cold indictment of pretentious frauds yet an intimate exploration of fear, regret, and failure.

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Scriptorium: Poems, by Melissa Range @ NYJB

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“Scriptorium” is a rare and beautiful collection of poetry.

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