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Wednesday, October 6 2010

'The Grapes of Wrath': The Specter of Tom Joad Emerges From America's Dark Past, Once Again

With the current economic climate -- increasing rates of foreclosure, evictions, unemployment, poverty and misery -- this classic story dangerously impinges upon the present to reveal the specter of Tom Joad emerging from the darkness, once again.


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Thursday, September 17 2009

Nine Booze-Soaked Books

Putting aside obvious selections like Charles R. Jackson’s The Lost Weekend, Malcolm Lowry’s harrowing Under the Volcano, or essentially anything written by Charles


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