Arts

Lily Allen’s Preview Track – Now with Moving Pictures!

Sneaky me, I’ve got two different motives for this post. The second is to see if I’m able to embed a clip from YouTube; all signs point to it being so blindingly easy that failure will encourage me to seriously consider suicide. But, for all that, I’ve never tried it before. Voila!
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Better Late…: A Review of Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street has to be the first book about the mortgage crisis that the United States is going through. I say this with some confidence, because it was first published on October 1, 1990. Yes yes, 18 years ago, but I swear to you it is the most […]

Book Review: The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly

Short version: It’s dangerous all right.
Slightly longer version: Neil Gaiman has explained that his primary guiding light when writing for children is, essentially, “would I think this was cool when I was that age?” He tells the story he wants to tell, and the audience (adult v children v fantasy v horror v … I […]

Better Late…: a Review of the Novel “Jumper”, by Steven Gould

Encouraged by a side-by-side comparison at the Onion A.V. Club , I picked up a copy of Jumper awhile back, adding it to … well, the “back of the queue” isn’t exactly accurate, more like “pile from which I pull books.” This debut novel finally got its turn recently, and I have to say […]

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Neal Stephenson > William Gibson

I know William Gibson has been voted Godfather of Cyberpunk by general acclimation, but fandom really needs to do a better job of spreading the word on other worthies. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson , has been a heck of a lot more engaging than Neuromancer was. The only reason I can figure out […]