Tag Archives: Books

Re: Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Earlier this week, I noted that the confident scribes of Politico’s latest campaign e-book bungled a basic historical fact, namely that they included Gerald Ford’s squeaker of a primary win in 1976 in a list of GOP nominees who “were … Continue reading

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Review: Adam Wilson’s Flatscreen

Earlier this month, I interviewed Adam Wilson, whose debut novel Flatscreen was just released. I’ve now read the book and can report back. It’s good! I’m biased by knowing him, but I legitimately enjoyed it. Here’s what I wrote on … Continue reading

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A Garbage Can Model Of Indie Bookselling

The big news in the literary world (especially, the NYC-centric version of it) these past few days seems to be that St. Marks Bookshop is having trouble with its rent and a petition¬†(using MoveOn’s recently released SignOn tool!)¬†has been started … Continue reading

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(This Is) The Premonition Of Ben And Jimmy

Speaking of Robert Bingham, did you know that he unintentionally predicted the future? His collection of stories was published in 1997, but he wrote of seeing a cover band playing the music of a band that wasn’t even in embryonic … Continue reading

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Opening Remarks: Pure Slaughter Value

I found my way to Robert Bingham’s short story collection after noticing that he had been singled out for thanks by Sam Lipsyte in his Venus Drive acknowledgements. The name rung a bell, and I remembered that in the preface … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Diversion

Apologies to the masses of accidental readers, but I’ve already broken one of my promises to myself regarding this blog. It has been my intent, at least while I got the groove of regular blogging going, that I would write … Continue reading

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