Category Archive: TV

Commonplace Book: Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Short-fingered Racist Vulgarians

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Captain Malcolm Reynolds has an opinion on our earthly shenanigans.

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THE SETH KAUFMAN INTERVIEW

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This year Seth Kaufman released “The War on Boredom,” a collection of short stories, and “Nuns with Guns,” a social satire on America’s unhealthy gun obsession. I talked with Seth about reality TV, nuns and guns, and the power of network television.

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CCLaP Fridays: Nuns with Guns, by Seth Kaufman

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“Nuns with Guns” by Seth Kaufman is a dark satire about 4 nuns, a reality show producer, and a televised gun exchange program. Hilarity ensues.

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CCLaP Fridays: Live To Air, by Jeffrey L. Diamond

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“Live To Air” by Jeffrey L. Diamond will be a fun beach read this summer.

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Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood, by Kaz @ NYJB

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Like SpongeBob SquarePants? Like Phineas and Ferb? Then you’ll love “Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood,” by Kaz.

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CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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“Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” by David Lipsky

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“Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” by David Lipsky offers a unique look into the mind of an amazing writer.

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse @ NYJB

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“One Nation Under God” sheds light on the shadowy history of political conservatism, big business, and populist fervor.

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The R. Douglas Jacobs Interview

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I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.

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