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Commonplace Book: Tom Wolfe on Impeachment and Continuity

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Tom Wolfe on impeachment and continuity in government.

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CCLaP Fridays: Zine, by Pagan Kennedy

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This week Karl Wolff reviews ‘Zine, by Pagan Kennedy, a reissue of an influential autobiographical ‘zine.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Blue Kind, by Kathryn Born

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Today’s book review: “The Blue Kind,” a dystopian drug novel by Chicago-area author Kathryn Born, and put out by academic imprint Switchgrass. Says reviewer Karl Wolff, “More novelists writing in science fiction should take these kinds of chances.”

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part VIII: Longrunners: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and William Rehnquist

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In this penultimate installment of Mondays with the Supremes, I cover the tenures of three Supreme Court justices who were on the Court for decades.

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Democracy is not for the People, by Josef Kaplan @thethepoetryblog

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Are Michael Bay’s Transformers movies and the trend of using drones for assassination part of the same moral sickness?

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Critical Appraisals: A Spy in the Ruins, by Christopher Bernard

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A Spy in the Ruins by Christopher Bernard constructs a postapocalyptic anti-narrative replete with verbal richness, political aggression, and erotic tenderness.

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: the Culture

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Today in Karl Wolff’s CCLaP essay series “On Being Human,” it’s ‘The Culture’ novels by Iain Banks, in which humans, aliens, and machines all live in a post-scarcity utopia. Banks’s novels follow eccentrics and troublemakers in a society where humans can switch gender, become aliens, and even become machines.

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part I: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

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I begin a limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society.

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After Lyletown, by K.C. Frederick

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The ghosts of Sixties radicalism return to haunt the life of Boston real estate lawyer Alan Ripley in KC Frederick’s new novel.

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Drive Me Out of My Mind, by Chad Faries

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These days memoirs are a dime a dozen, glutting the market with tales of the self-absorbed.  Fortunately, Chad Faries stands out in this crowded field with his unique tale of childhood in Michigan’s… Continue reading

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