Monday, December 22, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

5 (more) Books for Lauren Atlas

1. Richard Yates "Revolutionary Road"
2. Michael Chabon "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"
3. Jeanette Winterson "The Passion"
4. T.C. Boyle "Drop City"
5. Steven Millhauser "Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

57. James M. Cain "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

7 Books for Xaviera Simmons

1. Marilynne Robinson “Housekeeping”
2. Tom Perrotta “The Abstinence Teacher”
3. Alice Munro “Runaway”
4. Donna Tartt “The Secret History”
5. Claire Messud “The Emperor’s Children
6. Philip Roth “The Plot Against America”
7. Joan Didion “Play It As It Lays”

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

44. Luc Sante "Kill All Your Darlings"

Luc Sante's "Living With Music Playlist"

The one and only comment I have ever made in the comments section of any website (aside from agreeing with Michael Nicoloff about how rad that Ghost Town DJ's song "My Boo" is) was a response to Rebecca Walker's "Living With Music Playlist." Usually these things are filled with the usual suspects: Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground, Talking Heads (all of whom I love, of course). So it was nice to see someone talk about Black Star and Yaz. Same goes with the above, with Luc Sante's list, probably the only time you'll ever see Rich Boy mentioned in the New York Times Books section.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008


what's wrong with the new Rick Ross song?

Yep. More of this.

Also, the video--the Ross video--makes no sense. Snoop and Slim Charles in a botched something or other? I just don't buy it.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Two great black and white rap videos, old school and new...

Monday, April 07, 2008


Junot Diaz has won the Pulitzer Prize.

Which makes me two for two (just in case you were counting) in terms of my-favorite-book-from-the-previous-year-winning-the-Pulitzer.

Poetry and (so I'm told) drama winners are exactly who you expected.
Apparently customers who bought Christine Schutt's "All Souls" also bought one of Jennifer Weiner's novels and the recently released Disney film "Enchanted."

Also: who knew Schutt's new book was out already?

I can't wait.

Monday, March 31, 2008



I was worried for a second:
"Remainder" over "Then We Came To the End?"

Is Stephen Curry moonlighting on their (er, his, McCarthy's) team?

But they got it right in the end.

Sorry Thea's bookclub. Congratulations Mr. Diaz.