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Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Mad Ones by Tom Folsom

This wonderfully recreates the subterranean world of New York in the '60s, when Beatniks, jazz musicians, and existential dropouts began to rub up against the old-school underworld of the city.

Sunday, June 21 2009

Black Dogs by Jason Buhrmester

Shiftless teenagers, absent parents, drugs, liquor, and rock ‘n’ roll play equal roles in this wicked, preposterous, highly entertaining imagining of the Rock Crime of the Century.

Tuesday, June 9 2009

No Angel by Jay Dobyns, Nils Johnson-Shelton

If you are a fan of empty boasting, chest-puffed posturing and bad breath, this book is for you.

Tuesday, February 3 2009

American Lightning by Howard Blum

Blum takes on a project of dizzying proportions and delivers us the portrait of the Progressive Era through the prism of an act all too familiar to us all.

Thursday, August 7 2008

Dear American Airlines

Written in the form of a consumer complaint letter, it doesn’t take long for the deficiencies of the airline to give way as an elegy emerges to a life slid asunder.

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