We all remember the ridiculous song we sung long ago in our elementary years: “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Today we are met…View More Ice Cream, Cloning and Columbus Day
Get your dance on at Dance Party!
Beer makes me dance. I’m guilty, I admit it. I like to dance, and beer makes me do it even more. Or at least that’s…View More Get your dance on at Dance Party!
Burgers, Burgers, and more Burgers!
As the paper VIP bracelet was strapped to my wrist I felt my giddiness rise in me like the anticipation a five-year-old feels on the…View More Burgers, Burgers, and more Burgers!
Come Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day
For many, an iconic American staple such as the cheeseburger can not be contained to just one day. In our culture of self-indulgence and immoderation…View More Come Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day
Book Review – Rajaa Alsinea’s Girls of Riyadh
Here’s everything I know about Sex in the City: Sarah Jessica Parker plays Carrie Bradshaw (but she was better in Flight of the Navigator), a woman…View More Book Review – Rajaa Alsinea’s Girls of Riyadh
As Isak Dinesen said, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea”. Well here in Sacramento, that third element isn’t really…View More Surfs Up!
Book Review – William Joyce’s The Guardians (Book 1)
Remember that Harry Potter series of books thing that sort of turned into the Inheritance (Eragon) series or the Lemony Snicket series or the Percy…View More Book Review – William Joyce’s The Guardians (Book 1)
Book Review – Tom Wolfe’s I am Charlotte Simmons
Sometimes, when kids go to college, they binge drink and have lots of sex. If you didn’t know that, and prefer to get your information…View More Book Review – Tom Wolfe’s I am Charlotte Simmons
Book Review – Tom McCarthy’s C
I’m only four weeks in and already the 52-books-in-52-weeks project is starting to get overwhelming. This beast of a novel didn’t help much. Tom McCarthy’s C…View More Book Review – Tom McCarthy’s C
Book Review – Daniel Orozco’s Orientation and Other Stories
Orientation (2011) is an amazing collection and is worth every penny of the absurdly high hardcover price. I was less than 20 pages in before…View More Book Review – Daniel Orozco’s Orientation and Other Stories
Book Review – David Shields’ Reality Hunger
What is this thing? Because it doesn’t quite feel like a “book” in any traditional sense (and certainly doesn’t feel like a typical ham-fisted manifesto…View More Book Review – David Shields’ Reality Hunger
Book Review – Teju Cole’s Open City
Open City (2011) has been getting a lot of praise in literary circles (i.e., it was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and…View More Book Review – Teju Cole’s Open City