Tag Archive: catholicism

American Odd: Henry Darger: Selected Art and Writings, by Michael Bonesteel

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Chicago-area artist and recluse Henry Darger.

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Commonplace Book: G.K. Chesterton on politicians

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English conservative Catholic writer GK Chesterton tells us what’s wrong with the world … especially politicians.

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Zagreb Noir, by Ivan Srsen @ NYJB

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“Zagreb Noir,” edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.

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American Odd: Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson. It’s the essay the UFO nazi Bilderbergers don’t want you to read … or do they?

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CCLaP Fridays: Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial, by Kenji Yoshino

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This week I review “Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial,” by Kenji Yoshino, about the court case that eventually repealed Prop 8.

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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 Greatest Comeback, by Patrick J. Buchanan

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Pat Buchanan wrote a new book. It’s about Nixon’s 1968 campaign for the presidency.

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CCLaP Fridays: Muscle Cars, by Stephen G. Eoannou

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This week I review “Muscle Cars,” by Stephen G. Eoannou, a short story collection that follows the lives of inarticulate misfits in the Buffalo, NY area.

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Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile @ thethepoetryblog

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Lisa Marie Basile’s “Apocryphal” exists in that Nabokovian twilight between childhood and adulthood. Between these realms one confronts monsters and the monolithic oppression of tradition. This is “Alice in Wonderland” re-imagined as a harrowing nightmare journey, a poodle-skirted damsel thrown into the jaws of a slavering beast, who may be the speaker’s father. What remains are fragments, memories, and fantasies strewn about or reconfigured.

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