Posts Tagged ‘Justin Moyer’

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, by Jeff Guinn
Probably less creepy than reading your mother's yellowed, dog-eared copy of Helter Skelter, as I did in the late 1980s.
2. The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature, by [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. I Am #7: George Lucas, by Grace Norwich, illustrated by Elisabeth Alba
Hype surrounding Twilight and Hunger Games-inspired young-adult lit (a.k.a. "YA") neglects the Scholastic oeuvre—that is, YA not about vampires or children fighting one another to death, but hagiographic life stories about [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die, by Niall Ferguson
The author of this book dissed John Maynard Keynes for being gay awhile back, but I can't help being interested in it anyway: I'm attracted to narratives about how things are getting [...]

ToDo ToDay: Lost Civilizations! The Poker Night!

The D.C. Jazz Fest has begun again, and amid its traditional lineup you might find yourself yearning for something a little more bananas. Look to Lost Civilizations, the super-improvised collaboration between reed player Mike Sebastian and multi-instrumentalist T. A. Zook. Read more >>> Lost Civilizations performs with Sansyou and Cigarbox Planetarium at the Tree House [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies, by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky
It took many years of feminist counter-programming for me to abandon my mistaken belief that Yoko Ono was a witch who broke up The Beatles. That doesn't mean I'm a fan of her [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright
People always want to talk about John Travolta's religious beliefs, sexuality, terrible hair plugs, terrible Christmas album with Olivia Newton-John, or comeback in Pulp Fiction, but never seem to mention that the [...]

The 60 Books I Read in 2012

I read 60 books in 2012. They are listed below in mostly reverse chronological order.
Because I write book reviews for money, I offer this list to demystify/illuminate the art of reading/reviewing as I have come to understand it since reading my first book in 1981 at age four. Many reviewers, though they publish "Best of" [...]

E.D. In the E.U.: Heilbronn, Germany and Aachen, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
Things to do in the final days of 2012 fall European tour:
Play a show booked by a Bosnian-German guy who DJs German Christmas songs at 2 a.m. at overpowering volumes. Eat his mother's incredible cooking while looking for a place to sleep in [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Jihlava, Czech Republic and Munich, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
I fall on hard times, upsetting meticulous plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. Sure, WiFi (pronounced "wee-fee" in Europe) is spotty in the Czech Republic. But my problems transcend password-protected servers: My vintage 2007 iMac laptop [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Olomouc and Brno, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
I fall on hard times, disrupting my plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. "Where is your copy?" my editor screams. "The bottom is falling out of our business model, and our company's continuing profitability depends on you!"
But [...]

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