Re:Print

January 2010

Peter Phelps and Sex Without Madonna

Was really hoping I’d get an explanation for that title. Alas, I did not. If I think about it, I figure it’s just


Bob Dylan Revisited: Wallpaper Art

Cultural historians have given Bob Dylan his fair share of credit for significant contributions to popular music. Dylan’s reinventions of American folk, blues, and


December 2009

Impressed by Middlesex

Recently I finished reading Jeffrey Eugenides’ stupendous 2002 novel, Middlesex. The book had been flying on my literary radar at a low level for several years,


The Best American Travel Writing 2009

If Jason Wilson’s foreword and Simon Winchester’s introduction to this fine collection of essays don’t hook you, well, you’re probably more


Poe for sale

What would you pay for an original work of Edgar Allan Poe? How about a first edition of his very first book? Would you care


November 2009

TV can’t measure up: Forensic Investigator

It’s hard to ignore the popularity of police procedural television shows, more specifically, those dealing in forensics and crime scene investigation. Investigators, police, and


The Fate of the Epistolary Novel

When is the last time you received an honest letter? We’re not talking about a greeting card from the drugstore racks or the family


Iran and the Remaking of the World

David Burnett's exquisite photograph book shows us the revolution that made Iran what it is today


Winnie the Pooh. In Latin.

Public libraries can be a treasure trove of semi-forgotten texts. Recently I was wandering through the Classics section (800s, poetry, philosophy, that sort of thing)


Woe Is Everyone

Patricia O'Connor's timeless grammar book, Woe Is I, is as important for the highly literate as it for those who ain't got a clue.


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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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