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Book Review: Marketing Playbook: The Manual for Growing Organizations

Marketing Playbook: The Manual for Growing Organizations The world of business is a strange one. Artsy people often think of corporations as drab, soulless places, but nothing could be further from the truth. Companies are home to many wonders and mysteries, as most anyone who’s worked in one will tell …

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Book Review: Hello To All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace

Hello To All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace recounts in time-shifting chapters the author’s depression, pharmaceutical cure, and subsequent formative experience as a freelance war correspondent reporting from the siege of Sarajevo in 1993-4. The parallel stories are interesting and vividly told. But readers expecting something heavy, …

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Review: The Best of Bollywood

I have been at war with myself: on one side of the DMZ are the anal forces of completism that drive me to carry every project out to its fullest extension. Since I don’t write very quickly, this tendency makes most any review I write take agonized hours. As a …

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‘I Am Not A Junkie’

Last night Dawn and I went to a Halloween party – she was Courtney Love and I was Kurt Cobain. No one recognized us – they just thought she was a whore and I was Jeff Spicoli. How soon they forget. We are once again in tune with the zeitgeist: …

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