Self-Referential 100th Post

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 review copies.  I have enjoyed the works of the Permanent Press and enjoy the publishing philosophy of co-founder Martin Shepard. For those interested, I will continue my two long term essay series: The Art of Reviewing and Essays on Capital.  I am currently half-way through Capital, Volume 2.  The work presents more of a challenge, since the text is more technical, dry, and math-intensive than the first … Continue reading Self-Referential 100th Post

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A blog reborn

For those of you familiar with “The Driftless Area,” I have decided to resurrect and revamp my previous blog.  This blog will be solely dedicated to reviewing books, TV, film, and food.  I will also have the much-beloved Critical Appraisals.  Hopefully my reviews and critical opinions will be valuable to you as you decide what to eat, what to see, and what to read. My tastes run the gamut, from Warhammer 40K novels to the latest works of Thomas Pynchon.  I find the distinction between High Culture and Pop Culture to be an artificial, albeit useful, one.  I’m interested in … Continue reading A blog reborn

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