Monthly Archives: December 2013

Serving Life, 2011

This documentary’s title—Serving Life—is a pun, in essence. It’s about a group of men at Angola State Prison in Louisiana, one of the most legendarily horrible prisons in the USA. Most of them are in for life sentences without parole. … Continue reading

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Rival, by Lacy Yager (2013)

Imagine your boyfriend is trying to beat the crap out of you, and you end up hating him because he gave up on you before he could finish you off. That’s the dilemma Emily finds herself in at the beginning … Continue reading

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Fog Up Your Kindle With Bargain Book Excellence!

Much of the U.S. is freezing behind an arctic cold front. The “Rock Gods of Romance” collection will help you stay warm, and probably fog up your windows. It is six stories by six leading authors, and for a limited … Continue reading

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Done the Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity–A Documentary (2006)

Every time I stumble upon one of those Comic-Com shows online, where everyone goes all nutso because Captain Kirk and Captain Picard and Captain Crunch will all be on the same stage, I roll my eyes, and say a silent … Continue reading

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Europa Report (2013)

At my last radio station, somebody in management came up with the brilliant idea of installing “studio cams,” two different live cameras that broadcast on our website all of the action going on in the studio, just so our listeners … Continue reading

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Tiger Shrimp Tango, by Tim Dorsey (2014)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss) No person—alive or fictional—loves Florida more than Serge Storms. His latest car is a 1978 Pontiac Trans-Am, with the eagle wings framing the hood scoop … Continue reading

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The Pull of Gravity, by Gae Polisner (2011)

You’d be hard-pressed to find two places more dissimilar than the dust bowl of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” and the almost sterile futurism of the Star Wars saga.* Similarly, you’d be hard-pressed to find two characters less alike … Continue reading

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