As always, Akashic Books crafts a brilliant anthology. Highly recommended for those wanting to explore Hong Kong’s dark underbelly. Continue reading Espresso Shots: Hong Kong Noir, edited by Jason Y. Ng and Susan Blumberg-Kason
“Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa recounts a disastrous event in the past, but it is also highly relevant in this era of disinformation, extremism, and violence.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa @ nyjb
“Throughout these tumultuous decades, artists have sought to express themselves in harrowing circumstances. John J. Curley provides a lucid summary of the era and unique insights into famous and unknown artists.” Continue reading Global Art and the Cold War by John J. Curley @ nyjb
Utopian socialist philosopher Charles Fourier taxonomizes the character of President Donald J. Trump. Continue reading Commonplace Book: Inauguration Celebration Spectacular
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This week I review “Kinda Sorta American Dream,” by Steve Karas, a short story collection poised between comedy and apocalypse. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Kinda Sorta American Dream, by Steve Karas
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. Continue reading More NSFW Files: Sin-a-Rama: Expanded Edition: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties, edited by Adam Parfey and B. Astrid Daley
“Sick” by Gabby Schulz is the quintessential graphic novel for this violent, demented, and hypocritical epoch of American history. Continue reading Sick by Gabby Schulz @ NYJB