CCLaP Fridays: The Orthodox Dilemma, by George Alexander

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This week I review “The Orthodox Dilemma,” by George Alexander, a personal exploration of the administrative, political, and dogmatic challenges facing the Orthodox Christian community.

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The latest edition of Alcoholmanac is here!

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Hey Milwaukee, the latest edition of “Alcoholmanac” is here! Lots of great stuff inside, including cool recipes, a feature I wrote on SE Wisconsin distilleries before Prohibition.

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More NSFW Files: Sin-a-Rama: Expanded Edition: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties, edited by Adam Parfey and B. Astrid Daley

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Originally published in 2005, Feral House has reissued “Sin-a-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties” in a new, expanded edition. Edited by Adam Parfrey and B. Astrid Daley, Sin-a-Rama delves into this lesser known literary genre.

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Peel Back the Skin, edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson @NYJB

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Is there poetry after Auschwitz? Is there horror after the massacre in Orlando? “Peel Back the Skin: Anthology of Horror Stories,” edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson, reveals why horror is necessary today.

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Sick by Gabby Schulz @ NYJB

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“Sick” by Gabby Schulz is the quintessential graphic novel for this violent, demented, and hypocritical epoch of American history.

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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: Pontiac Concept and Show Cars, by Don Keefe

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This week I review Don Keefe’s “Pontiac Concept and Show Cars.” Gearheads and Midcentury Modern enthusiasts should check this out.

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Translation Tuesdays: Houses, by Borislav Pekic @NYJB

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“Houses” by Borislav Pekic offers a fascinating window into literature of the other Europe

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The Pocket Square, by A.C. Phillips @NYJB

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The “Pocket Square” is a useful guide for anyone who wears a suit, biological determinism be damned.

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An Interview with Nicole Cushing

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Earlier this month over at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, I reviewed “Mr. Suicide,” by Nicole Cushing. As my review went online, I found out Cushing’s book won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Debut Horror Novel. In this interview, Nicole and I discuss cons, “likeable characters,” Louisville, Kentucky, and the definition of evil.

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