Monthly Archives: September 2010

Hawaii Five-0

To quote Libertas: “• Hawaii Five-O beat out The Event in the ratings, albeit only by a nose. Hooray hot Hawaiian chicks fighting terrorists on The Big Island! Boo pro-Obama/anti-CIA propaganda!”

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Red Riding Trilogy: 1974, 1980, 1983

Good review here of the Red Riding Trilogy, a superlative group of British crime dramas based on the novels of David Peace, that have as their center the crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper. Made for original showing on the BBC, … Continue reading

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‘Our Boys’ remains a hit

I can’t give this book any greater praise than to say that reading it gave me the same feeling that watching the TV series Friday Night Lights does. What’s remarkable about Our Boys is that it’s a true story. The … Continue reading

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‘Bob Dylan in America’ by Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz’s new work, Bob Dylan in America, is a fascinating hybrid of a book. Combining biography, history, literary criticism, and music criticism while using significant events in Dylan’s career as jumping-off points, the book is one of the more … Continue reading

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Bring the troops home

A good, thought provoking piece, ‘Dissention in the Ranks,‘ by Tony Blankley. It’s time to institute the policy of not putting mass amounts of troops in harm’s way unless the United States is directly threatened. “Last November, with the Johnson … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘Savages’ by Don Winslow

The tale of Orange County’s underbelly is a propulsive yet meditative read. Don Winslow is among the best dozen or so suspense novelists writing today, and in my rankings would be near the top of the list. Due to some … Continue reading

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The Couric-Rich Model of the 5 Stages of Mainstream Media Grief

Absolutely brilliant commentary from Ed Driscoll at Pajamas Media taking off on another brilliant piece by Rob Long (linked at the Driscoll article) about the mainstream media at this point in the Obama regime. The whole piece could be quoted, … Continue reading

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