Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

Into the Wild

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 | 18:50

We picked up Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild after seeing it in one of the Alaska bookstores, in the large “local interest” section. I had actually heard of the … Continue reading »

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 | 15:02

I read it a couple of weeks ago, shortly after finishing The Dark Tower. It was an interesting contrast, if only because both Potter and The Dark Tower are … Continue reading »

Stephen King’s Dark Tower

Thursday, August 4th, 2005 | 13:03

Unlike most Stephen King fans, my road to the Dark Tower only began a couple of months ago, when I packed The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three into … Continue reading »

Carnage and Culture

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 | 12:07

I read Victor David Hanson’s Carnage and Culture last year, coincidentally soon after reading Creasy’s Victorian-era survey book Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World The earlier book consisted of relatively brief … Continue reading »

The Producers

Thursday, January 27th, 2005 | 09:01

Last weekend, Grace and I did what we couldn’t quite do in New York: catch The Producers, the Broadway musical. Albeit at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, albeit the travelling … Continue reading »

The DaVinci Code

Monday, September 27th, 2004 | 09:15

A couple of weeks ago, I was stuck in the queue at Sam’s Club waiting for new tires for the Honda. The mechanic told me it’d take a couple … Continue reading »

Nine Innings From Ground Zero

Friday, September 17th, 2004 | 23:43

Nine Innings From Ground Zero is HBO’s new documentary on baseball in the weeks following 9/11, where this game fulfilled some of its brilliant promise — “they’ll watch the game … Continue reading »

Castles of Steel

Thursday, August 12th, 2004 | 16:26

A couple of weeks ago, I finished Castles of Steel, Robert Massie’s history of the Great War at sea, and a follow-up to his earlier Dreadnought, which chronicled the naval arms … Continue reading »

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Monday, April 5th, 2004 | 16:57

This was a wonderful movie, in ways a Philip K. Dick story with heart and hope and mercy, and I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The … Continue reading »

The Last Samurai

Friday, December 26th, 2003 | 09:03

By now, we’ve heard the phrase “Dances With Samurai” applied to this movie. It’s a fine phrase, wholly appropriate: a American Civil War veteran finds the native Other more … Continue reading »