Tag Archive: journalism

CCLaP: Milwaukee Mayhem, by Matthew J. Prigge

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “Milwaukee Mayhem,” by Matthew J. Prigge, a collection of lurid tales of the Cream City’s dark side.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins, by James Angelos

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Is Greece the bastion of democracy, philosophy, and the West? Or is it a backward and corrupt regime dominated by inefficient bureaucrats, political extremists, and greedy opportunists? The answer is Yes.

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CCLaP Fridays: A Kingdom in Crisis, by Andrew MacGregor Marshall

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This week I review “A Kingdom in Crisis,” by Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a fearless expose of Thailand’s corrupt politics and looming succession crisis.

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Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising, by Jonathan Littell @ NYJB

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From the author of The Kindly Ones, comes a raw street-level look at the situation in Syria.

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CCLaP Fridays: A Giant Cow-tipping by Savages, by John Weir Close

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I celebrate Black Friday by reviewing A Giant Cow-tipping by Savages, by John Weir Close, in which Close explores the wild world of mergers and acquisitions in the coke-fueled 80s.

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CCLaP Fridays: Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag, by Ivan G. Goldman

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This week I review Ivan Goldman’s scathing indictment of the American prison system, “Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag.” American muckraking at its finest!

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Act of Congress, by Robert G. Kaiser @ NYJB

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Robert G. Kaiser, a veteran reporter for the Washington Post, has written a magisterial account of how Congress is broken with “Act of Congress.”

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Republic of Words: the Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857 – 1925, by Susan Goodman

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The history of the Atlantic Monthly is also the history of America.  Susan Goodman’s Republic of Words: the Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857 – 1925, traces the intellectual and editorial history of… Continue reading

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The Long Night: William L. Shirer and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by Steve Wick

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“There are reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do, and this is not a time for remarks like that; there never is.” – Ari… Continue reading

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The Art of Reviewing: Jeremy Clarkson

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Source: The London Times Every blog needs a large-scale project. The Art of Reviewing will explore reviewing as an art form and as a valuable element to understanding society.  During this project, I… Continue reading

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