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Friday, September 13 2013

‘What Do Women Want?’ Offers Us More Questions to Ponder

What Do Women Want? is fascinating, with the author's well-polished prose and affective curiosity justifying its place as one of the most talked-about books of the year, sexy title aside.


Wednesday, August 14 2013

Medicine: To the Happy Few

It's tempting to call To the Happy Few a comeback for Medicine after an 18-year hiatus, but is the new album actually a return to form when it's more of an improvement on previous efforts than a nod to the past?


Thursday, August 1 2013

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for August 2013

Here's a sneak peek at some of August's most anticipated new releases, including the latest from No Age, Ty Segall, and Superchunk.


Monday, October 24 2011

Other Princesses, Other Castles: The Problem with Playing Romantically in Video Games

The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.


Wednesday, July 13 2011

A Riveting Story Is Elevated by Captivating Performances in ‘Barney’s Version’

This is not a romantic comedy as its trailer misleads; rather, it’s a drama that carries us through the defining moments that occur within nearly 40 years of the eponymous character’s life.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Heavy (Emotional) Weather in ‘The Stormchasers’

The Stormchasers is a non-traditional entry into the Chick Lit canon as there’s a lot of scientific talk in the book and a lot of getting one’s hands dirty. Sophie Kinsella this ain’t.


Monday, May 16 2011

Is ‘The Other Woman’ Competing in the Cliché Olympics?

Although The Other Woman has the potential to be socially relevant given today’s blended families, it doesn’t present anything new.


Wednesday, April 27 2011

The Nine Year Itch Scratched in ‘The Heights’

The Heights is a novel about infidelities, and the tantalizing promise of what possibilities one could have outside of the constraints of a long-term, committed relationship.


Monday, December 6 2010

‘Love in a Headscarf’: True Love Will Find You in the End

This memoir is written like a British Muslim version of Sex and the City, just without the fashion porn – unless, of course, wearing the hijab can be considered to be just as fashionable as it is spiritual.


Sunday, November 21 2010

Breaking Up is Hard to Do…Online

Does changing your relationship status online have to mean digital drama?


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How Doctors Think (Re:Print) [24.Feb.10]
Shall We Kiss? (Reviews) [22.Feb.10]
Past Life (new TV show / video) (Mixed Media) [10.Feb.10]
Endgame (Reviews) [6.Nov.09]
Pretty Vacant (Columns) [25.Sep.08]
Bitter:Sweet: Drama (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jun.08]
HBO: The Movie (Short Ends and Leader) [29.May.08]
Better by Atul Gawande, MD (Reviews) [4.Apr.07]
The Sopranos (Reviews) [30.Nov.06]
Bananarama: Drama (Reviews) [15.May.06]
Romance (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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