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Laughing all the Way to the Mosque

Laughing all the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman© 2016 Zarqa Nawaz240 pages ‘A hit religious comedy show about Muslims worshipping in a broken-down mosque, within a broken-down church, living in a tiny town in the … Continue reading

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2022 in other media: Music

Music I didn’t discover a lot of artists in 2022, but I was utterly obsessed with one and deeply into the other. I stumbled onto Morgan Wade via Youtube and have been listening to (and talking about nonstop to the … Continue reading

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2022 in other media: movies

Favorites are in bold. Updated for the last time tonight… Movies Watched in 2022 1. Wild Target, 2010.  A dark comedy about a lonely assassin who is hired to kill an attractive fraudster and thief (Emily Blunt), but who instead develops … Continue reading

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A year’s end…

Welcome to the liminal space between  the years, as we all recover from Christmas and brace ourselves for a weekend full of fireworks.  Reading activity is definitely ebbing down for me,  and has been for much of December — I’ve … Continue reading

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Sid Meier’s Memoir

Sid Meier’s Memoir: A Life in Computer Games© 2020 Sid Meier304 pages Dear readers, I cannot tell you how much of my life has been spent in worlds of Sid Meier’s making –  discovering his talent for historically-grounded but  still-compelling … Continue reading

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RDR2 in Real Life

This is completely irrelevant to anything on the blog, but I stumbled across it and was so impressed by it that I had to share. I’ve mentioned RDR2 here a time or two (usually as an obstacle to my reading, … Continue reading

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Songs of America

Song of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation© 2019 Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw289 pages Songs of America is a partial history of America, illustrated by its music, one celebrating the progress of Americans toward greater … Continue reading

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Maria! I just met a girl named Mariaaaaaaaaa

Tonight I watched the new West Side Story in theaters, and I have to say — I’m a fan. I love it. I’ve seen the original at least a dozen times (I used to be obsessed with it), know the … Continue reading

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Jacked!

Jacked! The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto© 2012 David Kushner301 pages Twenty years ago, Grand Theft Auto III released in the United States, to popular and later critical acclaim.  The GTA series had already established a name for itself … Continue reading

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Mephisto

Mephisto© 1936 Klaus Mann272 pages I was fortunate, in my time at the University, to have a class with my favorite professor every semester that I was there; he had an enormous command of late 19th century and early 20th … Continue reading

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