January, February, and March 2019 flew by in a flash. Luckily it provided us with a pile of great books. There are ones I still haven’t gotten to personally, but here are a dozen I read and loved. Go Ahead in the Rain: Part biography, part cultural criticism. Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet-turned-music critic-turned-poet again. His… Read More Here are a dozen books from the first quarter of 2019 you should read
Near the end of 2018, the name debutiful popped into my head while sitting in the gray cubicle of my day job. The notion of starting a website dedicated to debut authors had been something I was ruminating over for a while. It wasn’t something I thought I’d do without sitting down to come up… Read More debutiful, a website dedicated to debut authors and their books
While it’s been easy to complain on Twitter how everything from politics to your love life sucked in 2018, it’s clear one aspect of life was amazing: literature. This was proven on a range from debut novels like Joseph Cassara’s The House of Impossible Beauties and R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries to tried and true wrtiers like Rebecca Makkai… Read More 50 books to consider for the first half of 2019
While the rush of the end of the year seems daunting, it’s good to sit back and relax to take some time to yourself. While I obviously promote reading a lot, television is an easier escape. Here are eight shows that mostly premiered this year that you can check out in their first and only… Read More 8 debut TV seasons to watch before the end of 2018
It’s only halfway through November, but I’m already done reading books published in 2018. I’m exhausted. Plus, I’m already diving into 2019 publications. Narrowing my favorite books to ten works of fiction with an additional ten non-fiction books was hard. Normally, I cop out and just list a few dozen books in alphabetical order. This… Read More 2018 in books
It’s the time of year when established media outlets and blog boys alike put out their “Best ____ of 2018 so far” lists. Ya know I’m no different. However, I don’t make money off of my last name dot com, so I don’t need 50 different lists to appease my advertisers. I limited myself to… Read More Gimme 5 (aka the best of everything so far in 2018)
The fact that Richard Edwards isn’t a household name hurts my heart. He is one of the most poetically talented writers producing music and has been for over a decade. His second official solo effort, Verdugo, is the perfect follow up to last year’s Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset. It’s bolder, stronger, fuller.
The finale is here for Survivor: Ghost Island. The season had so much potential despite fervent fans on the deep reaches of the internet hating the theme and being skeptical of a 20-person season. We started off pretty much filled with action and memorable characters. Fanboy Jacob got 14 (FOURTEEN) confessionals in his only two… Read More Predicting the ‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ finale
KC Dalager and Brad Hale aren’t back. They’ve never left. Despite six years having passed since their ambient rock album Threads won over fans across the globe, the duo never went anywhere. They’ve spent nearly all of that time second term touring, writing, getting stuck, restarting, and figuring out what was next.
Today, I start working part-time my favorite bookstore – Changing Hands in Phoenix. I am incredibly stoked because I love bookstores. I often spend any free time that I need to kill at a local indie or at Barnes & Noble. I even worked at BN in Augusta, Maine and Tempe, Arizona (where I dated… Read More 50 fiction recommendations from the last 5 years