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The King Is Dead

Testosterone Rex

[This review originally appeared in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol. 7, No. 1.] If Cordelia Fine had not become a psychologist, she could have had a great career as a humor writer or stand-up comic. In Testosterone Rex: Myths of … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  I discovered recently that my son has never seen or read A Christmas Carrol. As an English major and a writer, I feel I have neglected him sadly. Also, although he was born and has lived … Continue reading

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Consideration of Works Past: The Godwhale

First a heads up on happy information. Recall earlier this year my story, The Sweet Warm Earth, was published in F&SF. It was picked up by The Best American Mystery Stories. Well, it’s out. Here it is. Okay, now that … Continue reading

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Assassins: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  Stephen Sondheim’s musicals divide out into those that are plot-driven, and those that are more thematic. The ones with a real plot arc  — among these I would place Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music and … Continue reading

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Reading The Color of Law

The Color of Law

I’ve just finished Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law, a thoroughly researched and brilliant analysis of how government action in the United States built and reinforced racial segregation. It took me several weeks to read this book. That’s not because … Continue reading

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Bladerunner 2049 Needs an Editor!

(a quickie film review; I’ll try to avoid spoilers) I’ve been a big fan of the original “Bladerunner” since it first showed in the theaters, so was really looking forward to this sequel. I avoided seeing any trailers or reading … Continue reading

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Time to Move

If you want to understand why – and how – to move your body, Katy Bowman’s book Movement Matters is a great place to start. I picked it up because I’m researching how our minds and bodies work together, but … Continue reading

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Robert Minto reviews Ursula K. Le Guin’s No Time to Spare at The New Republic

No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin

What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging? Continue reading

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A Little Night Music: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough One of the gems of the musical theater was staged this season at the Signature Theatre in Washington DC. A Little Night Music isn’t Stephen Sondheim’s greatest musical; that spot is reserved for Follies. But it’s … Continue reading

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The Exception: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Stephen Sondheim famously complained in “Putting It Together” that the audience doesn’t want to be socked with novelty. It wants what it already knows. And since we all know this, the artist is always trying to … Continue reading

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