Wednesday, July 24 2002
a vivid world where floods are described as 'gray soup,' a woman's bound breasts as 'small, withered, modest as folded flowers,' pansies as having 'the faces of spoiled babies,' and horses as having coats of 'brutal velvet.'"
Perhaps it's stereotypical, but men who drink American beer and watch football aren't even supposed to read books, much less write them. Magnuson, however, has bucked the stereotype. He is a regular blue-collar guy, but he's also a damn good fiction writer.
As a comprehensive anthology, 'A Reader' has wired into its DNA the tendency to deflect attention from the subject at hand in order to illuminate by refraction the face of the writer.
The poster child of tell-all, slam-the-bastard, blame-anyone-but-yourself books.
It is clear that her enthusiasm for life has influenced her enthusiasm for writing and medicine. The reader of 'As I Live and Breathe' will likely finish the book with a newfound appreciation for illness, medicine, and life in general.
Tuesday, July 23 2002
Monday, July 22 2002
We discover new aspects about sex and female pleasure in nearly every episode of Sex and the City.
The label 'sitcom' is a misrepresentation. 'Meet the Marks' lacks comedy.
Sketch comedy with loose rules and borders, intermixing live sketches with filmed bits.
If the energy and originality of the storylines catch up with Monk and Sharon's dynamic, the series can only improve.