“Like so many sci-fi authors and Tarot card readers, George Orwell sat down one day, combed out his half-mustache, and pondered the fate of humanity.” Jamie Leigh kicks off Classic Reviews with 1984.
“In his new book Passionate Justice: A Progressive Memoir in Essays (The Educational Publisher, 2013) Wolfman does the impossible. He focuses on his passion for social justice within the classic essay form and marries it with stories from his own life.” Amy Abbott reviews Jonathan Wolfman’s new book.
“It’s always a beautiful day when I pick up the newest book in a series that I love, but such books arrive with a mixed bag of emotions.” Jen Bingham reviews Ruth Rendell’s No Man’s Nightingale.
We watched, listened to, and read a lot of stuff this year. Here’s what we liked.
“I bet my food truck in a backroom Pai Gow game. I let that very food truck get repossessed before I could pay up, leaving myself in serious debt to some dangerous people that demand I do questionable things to pay up. I also listened to this album. Trippy.” New fiction by Andy Bankin.
“The Paste best albums of the year list was the first one I saw, so I listened to the Top 10 (about half of which I already owned).” Here’s what Ken Honeywell thought, in 10 sentences.