I Wear the Black Hat

My review of Chuck Klosterman's latest collection of essays, I Wear the Black Hat, is now up at The New York Journal of Books: I Wear the Black Hat.

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Review: The Final Appearance of America’s Favorite Girl Next Door

A shark attack, a starlet in hiding, a mysterious black box. The opening pages of Stephen Stark's The Final Appearance of America's Favorite Girl Next Door have all the makings of a Hollywood page turner, but the novel's style places the author in a far more literary league. The novel is a hefty one in…Read more Review: The Final Appearance of America’s Favorite Girl Next Door

More Than Just a Drinking Game

Let’s get it out in the open: Don DeLillo’s The Angel Esmerelda makes for a great drinking game. If you take a shot every time a character in this collection reaches in vain for a word or ponders its origins, you’ll be on the floor in no time.* “What is it that smells so fantastic?”…Read more More Than Just a Drinking Game

Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

I just finished reading Steve Almond's collection of essays, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, and I loved it... It's all about the author's love for music and the ways in which being what he terms a drooling fanatic has affected his life for better or for worse (but mostly for better!). Among the…Read more Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life