Monthly Archives: July 2010

Why I Hate Post-Modernism, Specifically Don DeLillo

Deep in my heart, I’d like to believe that no one truly likes post-modernism. And for those things that somehow slip under that moniker (i.e. Roberto Bolano), it seems that critics just haven’t found a better or more accurate term, but I’ll get to that in a second. Here are some of the reasons I […]

What I Didn’t Buy at the Bookstore

I went to my local independant bookstore today and managed to buy only one book (How to Cook Everything: 2000 Simple Recipes for Great Food) and it wasn’t even for me. I think I should be proud on several different levels. See if you can spot them. Ok, I apologize for the “what wrong with […]

Happy 4th of July

It being the weekend after the 4th of July, I’ve been thinking about Britain a lot. Maybe it’s been the reference of “Do the English have 4th of July” jokes to the whole historical significance of Independence Day and the notion of our previously minuscule English colonies morphing into the unabashed America we are now. […]