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My mom on Girls

January 26, 2013

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My mom is currently watching the first season of HBO’s “Girls.” Our brief exchange about it, over the phone, was kind of funny. The chat is below. Dan: And do you like it? Mom: No. D: But why are you watching it? M: Well it’s been so well-received, I wanted to see what the fuss […]

Californication

November 27, 2009

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I’m talking about the show, not the Chili Peppers album. Great album, though. I’ve been watching Showtime’s David Duchovny glam project since its inception, and from the beginning, I’ve loved it. Now, in its third season, I have to say it’s beginning to lose me. Much of what I loved about the show in its […]

The Humbling

October 18, 2009

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Philip Roth’s new novel has only been out a couple weeks now, but I knew I had to read it right away. It was a quick, breezy read—a tiny novella, like Indignation in its almost aggravating brevity—that only clocks in at 140 pages. And those are small pages with absurdly large type. To get to […]

The Abstinence Teacher

December 26, 2008

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I’m not quite sure what went wrong for author Tom Perrotta this time around. I happen to have really liked the two books I read by him before this one. Joe College was heartfelt, funny, and pretty deep for a story ostensibly about such lighthearted fare as college social life. And Little Children—I say this […]

Indignation

November 29, 2008

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Philip Roth is almost perfect (there’s just the problem of the ending) in his pacing of this enthralling little story. And although it’s very short, and bitterly angry in tone, it’s instantly one of my top three Roth titles. For what it’s worth, these are the other Roth novels I’ve read, in order: The Human […]