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Death Of The Artist

I find myself deeply amused by the question of how one separates art from the artist. Although I find myself to be of a highly different perspective and worldview than most who engage in such matters, the more one knows … Continue reading

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An Offense Against The Dignity Of The Artist

Is it an offense against the dignity of an artist to make music that resonates with the general public? Is it demeaning to create songs that are melodic and pleasant to listen to and full of hooks that are catchy, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert

Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert, by Patricia Cornwell Quite a while ago I read the previous book that the author had written, the prematurely and unfortunately titled “Case Closed,” and this book basically falls in line with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Of Despair

Winter Of Despair, by Cora Harrison I have read four books by the author now and all of them have been fantastic historical mysteries. That is generally a good sample as far as the quality of work of the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Awkward

Awkward, by Svetlana Chmakova This is a book that practically writes itself. When I first started reading the book, I wondered if the author was trying to make one of those comments that shows art as being hostile to science, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Cartoonist

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine I must admit that I am not very familiar with any of the author’s previous work, and as this is a work which seeks to trade upon the familiarity that people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Como Te Llamas?

Como Te Llamas?: Everyday Llamas You Might Know, by Kristin Llamas This book is not quite what one would expect, and if it’s not a very serious book in any way, it is certainly an enjoyable look at llamas. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wiener Dog Art: A Far Side Collection

Wiener Dog Art: A Far Side Collection, by Gary Larson While much of this work, published in 1990, will be familiar to those who have read a lot of familiar material, there are still some things here that are new … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Far Side Gallery 2

The Far Side Gallery 2, by Gary Larson This selection of Far Side cartoons was especially familiar to me because I had just read and reviewed the collections from which this book was drawn, namely “Bride Of The Far Side,” … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Far Side Gallery 1

The Far Side Gallery 1, by Gary Larson Reading this book is likely to be a very familiar experience for readers, especially those readers who have read previous far side collections which have then been combined into this one. As … Continue reading

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