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Reviewing the Mail: Week of 8/24 26 Aug 2013 | 01:30 pm

No one has pointed this out to me yet, but I seem to be usually opening these weekly posts by saying that there's no time for a long intro because either a) there are a lot of books, and I need to get...

Identities 24 Aug 2013 | 01:40 am

I'm not sure if this makes sense, but it's been bubbling up in my head, so let me try to put it into words. (And I actually started this on Wednesday, before the latest furor about Manning, if that ma...

Quote of the Week: Edjumicated 23 Aug 2013 | 01:30 pm

"So far my interactions at the [Tax Day 2010 Tea Party] rally were only reinforcing my private theory -- I suppose you might call it a prejudice -- that liberals are the ones who went to college, move...

Journalism by Joe Sacco 23 Aug 2013 | 01:36 am

Sometimes a book's title just tells you exactly what it is: this is a book of journalism, and it's by Joe Sacco. There's something thrilling about that purity; it doesn't even have a subtitle to expla...

Incoming Books: August 21 22 Aug 2013 | 03:18 am

For some reason, I found myself poking through the great remainder seller Edward R. Hamilton's website the other day -- actually, I'm not 100% sure Hamilton is still around, or if he ever existed in t...

The Best American Comics 2012 edited by Francoise Mouly 21 Aug 2013 | 01:43 am

Some books are harder to review than others, requiring more energy and effort up front to do a good job -- and anthologies, particularly "best of the year" anthologies, are among the worst. To really ...

Reviewing the Mail: Week of 8/17 19 Aug 2013 | 01:30 pm

I have no witty opening here this week -- I've sat with this screen open for about fifteen minutes (mostly doing other things, admittedly), and nothing has come to mind. So you'll have to do without m...

Quote of the Week: I Have Always Loved You-Hoo-Hoo-Hoo 16 Aug 2013 | 01:30 pm

"There's a fine line between the bold romantic gesture and stalking. The tricky crux of the matter is that it depends to a great extent on how that gesture is going to be received -- which factor, unf...

World Fantasy Award Nominees for 2013 16 Aug 2013 | 02:05 am

...were announced earlier this week. I'm not reading as much genre stuff as I used to -- or as much of anything as I want; selling information products to accountants takes a lot of time and mental e...

The Amazon Pimpage I Haven't Done for a While 13 Aug 2013 | 01:19 am

Nobody ever clicks on these, so I post them partially for my own amusement and partially to make it look like I have more content here. Well, actually, since it's been months since I did this, I shoul...

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