Category Archive: miscellaneous

CCLaP Fridays: Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters, by Pagan Kennedy

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This week I review the 1997 classic “Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters,” where the Queen of ‘Zines offers advice and lifestyle tips.

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American Odd: Kooks, by Donna Kossy

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American Odd begins with a look at “Kooks,” by Donna Kossy, a compendium of strange systems of thought from the weirder crevices of the American Experience.

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THE DRIFTLESS AREA REVIEW’S STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

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I lay out my principles to avoid Conflict of Interest, because I am now both a reviewer and an editor.

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The Driftless Area Review End of Year Report

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A roundup of events of the past year and what to look forward to next year.

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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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CCLaP Journal #1 is here!

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Issue #1 of CCLaP’s new monthly magazine is finally here! Click through for all the details, lots of screenshots, and a chance to download it for free.

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CCLaP Fridays Bonus: The Kickstarter Letters, by David David Katzman (not a review)

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What is The Kickstarter Letters?
Jason Pettus funded the entire print run of Katzman’s second novel, A Greater Monster, through a Kickstarter project.* As a reward, Katzman wrote each of his 128 contributors a stream-of-consciousness email or handwritten letter. This book is a signed & numbered handmade, hardback collection of 52 of those letters.

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Robertson’s Book of Firsts: Who did what for the first time, by Patrick Robertson

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The first coins, the first hamburger, the first military motor vehicle.  These are but a sampling of Robertson’s Book of Firsts.  Researched and compiled by Patrick Robertson as a culmination of a lifelong… Continue reading

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New name, same blog

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What’s all this then?  As they say in boardrooms across this fair land of ours, it’s “time to take things to the next level.”  The Driftless Area Review now has a more memorable… Continue reading

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Self-Referential 100th Post

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Nothing like an arbitrary milestone for the blogosphere. This is the 100th post of the Driftless Area Review.  It’s been a fun experience thus far.  I’ve met new people and started receiving free… Continue reading

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