To paraphrase Jimi, there are writers – make that readers – I do not understand… I admit readily that I am no fan of science fiction and fantasy. I like Tolkien fine, […]
College, marriage, children, and my career have demanded that I abandon most of my many hobbies over the years, but my hobby of playing and game mastering tabletop role-playing games has lasted through it all.
Not long ago a good friend asked me if I’d take a look at this novel he was working on. He felt it was one of the best things he’d written, but […]
Is George RR Martin a creepy misogynist? Alyssa Rosenberg brings a big dose of perspective to the "debate" (plus some comments on Terry Pratchett, while we're at it)
Last week, Sady Doyle published a protracted rant against George RR Martin’s Song of Ice & Fire series at TigerBeatdown.com. My initial reaction was that while her piece was certainly stylishly composed, the […]
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Here follow many of my favorite painters, illustrators and photographers. This comprehensive list was lovingly compiled—be sure to click on the images or names to see and learn more. Enjoy! ∞
First, just in case you haven’t seen it, please review the video (in three parts). The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Jim Cramer Unedited Interview Pt. 1 […]
Orcs by Stan Nicholls is too much of a good thing. Perhaps because the book is a promotional tool as much as a literary experience. Orcs contains three of Nicholls’ novels, Bodyguard […]
Mike Sheehan: I’m reading Marty Beckerman’s Dumbocracy (Disinformation, 2008). Beckerman, who proudly boasts that Hunter Thompson called him a “morbid little bastard,” is an engaging, sharp, equal-opportunity ballbuster who revels in taking to task […]
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, first published November 1966, completed 1940, 384 pages, ISBN 978-0679760801 “… who are you then?” “I am part of that power which eternally wills evil […]