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Wednesday, May 14 2014

Loneliness Kills in Jayne Anne Phillips’ ‘Quiet Dell’

If one accepts the idea that the devil walks among us, it's true here in the personage of Herman Drenth.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, Revisited: ‘Little Women: An Annotated Edition’

I was a child who lived largely in books. I fell into this latest edition of Little Women with the same old joy, balancing Shealy’s ungainly volume in my lap, oblivious to the hockey playoffs blaring in the background.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?


Tuesday, July 26 2011

In ‘Bastion’, Narrative’s Stranglehold on Life and Death Is “Jus’ Foolin’” with You

Bastion's narration establishes a suitably oppressive mood that is as richly textured as the game's visuals.


Wednesday, July 20 2011

Wizards, Glass, and Computer Chips: What ‘The Dark Tower’ Can Teach Us About Gaming’s Fourth Wall

A few idiosyncratic passages from the cult classic series by Stephen King may have a lot to say about ludic point-of-view.


Sunday, July 11 2010

How Does One Beat the Heat? Try Descending Into Icy Madness

To cope with the heat wave, advisories suggest visiting 'cooling centers' or public pools. To achieve a truly chilled-out state of mind, however, why not open the door to your mind and let the iceman cometh inside?


Sunday, January 17 2010

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse edited by John Joseph Adams

Marking the birth of post-apocalyptic science fiction with the 1826 publication of Mary Shelley's plague tale The Last Man, Adams proposes that the sub-genre's as old as science fiction itself.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Stand: American Nightmares

The Stand: American Nightmares [$25]


Thursday, November 12 2009

We Few, We Happy Few, We Bandaged Brothers: Jeff Lemire’s The Nobody and the Quest for Self

A touching, heartfelt meditation on identity and isolation in a small town, Jeff Lemire is able to redress an H.G. Wells classic and make it as timely and disturbing as ever.


Fighting the Flu (Columns) [3.May.09]
Standing by Stephen King (Columns) [4.Mar.08]
Duma Key by Stephen King (Reviews) [3.Mar.08]
Blaze by Richard Bachman (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jul.07]
Stephen Kings The Dark Tower #1 (Reviews) [4.Mar.07]
Liseys Story by Stephen King (Reviews) [16.Oct.06]
Cell by Stephen King (Reviews) [9.Feb.06]
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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