Category Archives: Reviews

Volpone!

  Volpone. Volpone, Volpone, Volpone…Volpone? Volpone! Volpone – Volpone; Volpone (Volpone), Volpone… VOLPONE!

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Le Bourdain Noir

  Disclaimer: This is not a post about┬áboudin noir – though I can tell you that I’d very much like to eat some – nor is it about Bourdain being black, or a black Bourdain, or…well, it was just a … Continue reading

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“Why We Can’t Wait” (And Why We Shouldn’t)

Like many other people, I suspect, I only knew about Martin Luther King, Jr. through four terms: civil rights; “I Have A Dream;” his assassination; and the holiday that bears his name. His legacy remains immense in the American consciousness, … Continue reading

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“Branches Without Roots”

Earlier this week (on Tuesday the 7th, to be precise) it was the 123rd anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s birthday, though to be completely honest I never would have known that had it not been for an elegantly executed Google … Continue reading

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The Content of One’s Character, or Another Way of Reading

There’s an idea I want to develop in this post, and I’ll get to it soon. But first: a puzzle! Can you figure out what the following two pictures are? If you’re ‘freaking out,’ here’s a helpful hint: you don’t … Continue reading

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My (Favorite) New York

Most of what occupies my shelves at home consists of what you could call “classics” – all the mainstays of British, American, and Anglophone literatures – with a couple of less-established and ‘lighter’ titles here and there. And if you’ve … Continue reading

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Shelf Reflections: The Year (and More!) in Review

On a chilly, rainy Friday morning back in October, I walked up to my bookshelf to find a book to read. I spent some time sorting through the spines until I began asking myself: How many of these books have … Continue reading

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