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Joseph Arellano wrote music reviews in college for the campus newspaper and FM radio station. In recent years he has written book reviews for several publications including San Francisco Book Review, Sacramento Book Review, Portland Book Review and the Tulsa Book Review. He also maintains the Joseph's Reviews blog. For Blogcritics, Joseph writes articles about music, books, TV programs, running and walking shoes, and athletic gear. He believes that most problems can be solved through the purchase of a new pair of running shoes.

Book Review: ‘The Bee Gees: The Biography’ by David N. Meyer

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An attempt to de-mythologize the best-selling Brothers Gibb that doesn't even get the song titles right. Read More »

An Interview With William Hazelgrove, Author of ‘The Pitcher’

The Pitcher

"The tragedy is if you don't dream big." Read More »

Running Shoe Review: Zoot Ultra TT 6.0

Zoot Ultra TT 6.0 (sharp)

Will runners be satisfied with the Zoot Ultra TT 6.0? Read More »

Running Shoe Review: Scarpa Spark

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Will Scarpa's Mountain Minimal trail running shoe put a spark in your step? Read More »

Music Review: James McCartney – ‘Me’


James McCartney tackles life's adversities in his first full album. Read More »

Running Shoe Review: Montrail FluidFeel

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Is the Montrail FluidFeel more or less than it appears to be? Read More »

Running Shoe Review: Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N1

Pearl Izumi Men's Road N1

Has Pearl Izumi produced a pearl in the Road N1 training shoe? Read More »

Music Review: She & Him – “Volume 3″

She & Him Vol. 3

This latest release may sell in bunches for She & Him but, overall, it comes off as a missed opportunity. Sometimes less is less, and this album is much less than it could have been. Read More »

Running Shoe Review: Zoot Ovwa 2.0

Zoot Ovwa (sharp)

The Zoot Ovwa 2.0 is a shoe that's light but very well cushioned for training runs on almost any surface. It's a great shoe for mid-foot and heel strikers opting for fast-paced training and racing. Read More »

Running Shoe Review: Brooks PureFlow 2


Is the Brooks PureFlow 2 a running shoe that will make you choose the long way home? Read More »