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A review of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Since Thanksgiving I've been reading Jonathan Franzen's ...read more

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January 24, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Important Artifacts And Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton

Relationships have their key moments.  There’s the first kiss, the first night, meeting the parents, and if things go sour, the getting rid of each others stuff.  But what if the love letters and toothbrush holders didn’t have to go to the cardboard box or bonfire?  Instead, say, Sotheby’s?  ...read more

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July 23, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown

Do you develop crushes on your favorite authors?  I suppose it’s hard not to, especially if they write the kind of intimate memoirs of graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown.  I’ve been a fan of Brown’s stories since I picked up his first novel, ...read more

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June 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers is the latest book from pop social scientist Malcolm Gladwell, author of ...read more

Reviewed by Rebecca - Monroe Street on
February 27, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell would be a perfect pick for a hypothetical celebrity dinner party guest list.  She’d regale you with quirky facts about presidents and revolutions in her trademark nasal voice, but would probably have a lot to say about Britney’s recent “comeback” too.  Vowell’s mix of history, pop ...read more

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January 7, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine

Grab your glue guns and seam rippers because craft is back! In Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design artists Faythe Levine and Courtney Heimerl chronicle the boom of the ...read more

Reviewed by Rebecca - Monroe Street on
October 6, 2008 | 0 comments