David Maine
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DAVID MAINE is a novelist and essayist. His books include The Preservationist (2004), Fallen (2005), The Book of Samson (2006), Monster, 1959 (2008) and An Age of Madness (2012). He has contributed to The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Esquire.com and NPR.com, among other outlets. He is a lifelong music obsessive whose interests range from rock to folk to hip-hop to international to blues. He currently lives in western Massachusetts, where he works in human services. Catch up with his blog, The Party Never Stops, at davidmaine.blogspot.com, or become his buddy on Facebook (or Twitter or Google+ or whatever you prefer) to keep up with reviews and other developments.

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There Are Eight Million Stories in the 'Naked City', Here Are 138 of Them | 3 Dec 2013 // 9:15 PM

In Naked City there are rarely clear instances of heroism or cowardice. Guilt and innocence are always subjective, and early impressions are more often than not reversed by the final reel.

Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It, Is to Watch 'Mission: Impossible: The Complete Series' | 17 Jan 2013 // 9:15 PM

As a window into the Cold War-era pop-culture past, Mission: Impossible is as entertaining as anything you're likely to find. If you can manage to suspend your disbelief, it's a worthy entry into the pantheon of espionage thrillers.

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'Accused Series 1 and 2' Is a Good Procedural, Episodically | 9 Dec 2014 // 9:10 PM

Fans of quality British television could do much worse than Accused, but only certain episodes, such as the one featuring Sean Bean's stunning role as a transvestite, stand out.

'In the Light of What We Know' Suffers From Sahib Syndrome | 5 Nov 2014 // 1:00 AM

While living in Pakistan I often noted how a certain class of subcontinental man was prone to what I called “sahib syndrome” – the need to pontificate, at length.

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Don’t Open That Door! #61: 'The Blob' (1958) | 14 Aug 2014 // 6:00 AM

This week in our ongoing field guide to '50s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them: those crazy kids save the world from marauding grape jelly in The Blob.

Don’t Open That Door! #61: The Aztec Mummy aka La Momia Azteca (1957) | 6 Aug 2014 // 6:12 AM

This week on our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them: things get spicy south of the border in The Aztec Mummy, known to Telemundo viewers as La Momia Azteca

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