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Book Review: The Acadians: In Search of a Homeland by James Laxer

Acadian history is compelling stuff. Or, rather, it could be. Read More »

TV Review: Homefront (Global Currents)

A glimpse into the family side of military life and the stress, strength and fear of those at home. Read More »

Book Review: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Funny. Fascinating. Illuminating. The psychology of happiness makes for an excellent read. Read More »

Book Review: The Physics of the Buffyverse by Jennifer Ouellette

The book feels like a coffee klatch, except instead of discussing Buffy's hair, it's about the rules of the universe itself. Read More »

Book Review: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

A great ghost story, a driving plot and a reminder of the ghosts with whom we all keep company. Read More »

Book Review: Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

Moore writes stories that lay you flat as you move from absurdity to tragedy to the quotidian with diamond-edged wit. Read More »

Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

An autobiographical graphic novel that explores a childhood in Iran during the turbulent years surrounding the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Read More »

Book Review: Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet by Carol Off

The book succeeds as an educational overview, offering a tour of colonialism via the particulars of the cocoa business. Read More »

Book Review: Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

Reading these stories is like peering through the ice; there is a coldness and a distance but also something flowing deep below. Read More »

Book Review: Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper

This memoir is shark-like, moving constantly, never staying on himself any longer than necessary, focussing on the news and his reactions to it. Read More »