The Problem with Poker Face

As you may or may not know I am a huge Columbo fan. I've see every episode of the original 7 seasons 4 or 5 times each. I'd consider it one of the best shows of all time. You can read more of such gushing here. So when I heard that there was a new …

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Trieste, by Daša Drndić

I read this book back in May, and I have had to get some distance from it before I could write about it. It was very affecting, upsetting, and disturbing, as one might expect a book with such subject matter to be. The book follows the life story of Haya Tedeschi, whose son was taken …

The VVitch: Horror done right

A movie like this is something that happens only once or twice per decade. Ever so rarely, the stars align and a brilliant writer and a brilliant director, (in this case, the same man, Robert Eggers,) and a cast of brilliant actors all decide to work on, of all things, a horror movie. But those …

Tim Heidecker’s Fear of Death: a narrative on our current and future destruction

If you've heard of Tim Heidecker, you most likely know him for his slew of comedy shows, such as Tim and Eric: Awesome show, Great Job, Tom Goes to the Mayor, or the more recent: Moonbase 8. But he is also a very accomplished, though far lesser-known, musician. Fear of Death is his third studio …

2020 books catch up part 2

It's happened again. I read a bunch of books and didn't write anything about them. So here we go! What have I been reading lately? Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo This was a short, intense read about a man returning to the town of his birth to find his father. Though also, it is way …

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