Seems like I’ve been bouncing around nonstop since the holidays began, but here’s what’s been in my recreational diet of late. FILM Inherent Vice (2014) – All due respect to Paul Thomas Anderson, but I went into this one a little skeptical about how well Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice was going to translate to film – … Read moreJanuary Love List
Amid travels over the past month, here’s what’s been rolling by in front of my face. BOOKS Digital Death – A. David Lewis, one of the co-editors on this collection of essays, was kind enough to let me read through an advance copy a few weeks ago – and it really is an excellent piece of … Read moreOctober Love List
I’ve run into a handful of people this summer who asked me what I’m reading lately. It seemed like a roundup might be in order. Here’s what I’ve been looking at and listening to lately. FILM Snowpiercer (2013) – Bong Joon-ho had a heck of a time getting this film to the U.S. market, but I’m … Read moreAugust Love List
If you need me this weekend, check the beach in Florida. I’ll be the guy by the water reading Alex Segura’s new novel Silent City.
Up until recently, I’d been extremely selective about the “Song of Ice and Fire” commentary and analysis I paid attention to. The Westeros.org wiki can be a spoiler-laden minefield to navigate while you’re still trekking through the existing books, and I have no regrets yet about allowing BoiledLeather.com into my life. I was wrapping up … Read moreGeorge R.R. Martin gets his own Flipboard magazine
In lieu of some longer reviews right now, here a few scattered thoughts on what I’ve been reading and otherwise seeing or hearing the last few weeks: Ezra Claytan Daniels’s serialized Upgrade Soul comic on iPad: Andrew Hayward clued me into this one via his review at Mac|Life. It’s a slightly animated multimedia version of a … Read moreWhere’s my head at?
I don’t necessarily avoid manga in my reading diet—it’s just not a staple. I’ve enjoyed Cromartie High School, Ghost in the Shell, Akira and even a little Yotsuba&!. Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto’s The Drops of God was little off the beaten path for me—not something I would have come to naturally. As David Brothers … Read more‘The Drops of God’ Volume 1 Review: There’s only so much wine
Every time I see Robert Pattinson in an image from David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis adaptation, I can’t help but think how impossible it sounds to get Twilight readers buying Don DeLillo books. (I remember picking up my hardcover up off the clearance shelf at a Barnes & Noble years ago.) But I guess stranger things have … Read moreNew ‘Cosmopolis’ teaser
After finishing Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story a few weeks ago, I was struck by how intimately he had thought through the impact of technology on human relationships. His book anticipates the evolution of Facebook, as well as the descendants of devices such as the iPhone and yet-to-be-released Google glasses. The novel also … Read more5 technologies explored in Shteyngart’s ‘Super Sad True Love Story’