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Not Every Critic’s a Parasite, but . . .

image of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood"

(Author’s note: I was about to post an illustration today of why I loathe Pauline Kael–I find that returning to her movie reviews is like picking at a scab–when I realized I’d posted a more temperate, less ad Kaelinam, piece … Read more »

Steinbeck vs. Faulkner out on the Quad

image of the quad at the university of north carolina

Unlike my blogging partner Ras, I couldn’t rise to the challenge of identifying the 4-6 books that have been—by any definition—the most important in my life.  I was intrigued by Ronald B. Shwartz’s idea of asking celebrated writers to name … Read more »