RIP: Dave Brubeck

RIP: Dave Brubeck

Your friend and mine, Jonathan Maberry, mentioned that it's been a rough week for the good guys. And we have now lost one of the best. As I've mentioned elsewhere, my first memory is of music: Bob Dylan's "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again." The...

Cannoli Ice Cream by Ben and Jerry’s – Review

Cannoli Ice Cream by Ben and Jerry’s – Review

I'm going to admit something to you. I don't actually even like cannoli. So the very fact that I grabbed this from Publix speaks to something I've always known about myself: slap the word "limited" on something and I'm a complete sucker for it. But given the...

Boardwalk Empire: 5 Alternatives for Richard Harrow

Boardwalk Empire: 5 Alternatives for Richard Harrow

Please note: the following bit is going to be extremely Boardwalk Empire Spoilercentric. If you are not caught up with the second-to-last episode of Season 3, "Two Imposters," then run away and come back when you're up to speed. Seriously. After the jump we're going...

The Gathering – Book Review

The Gathering – Book Review

Written by: Anne EnrightPublished by: Vintage Many Irish writers are preoccupied with what has affected them their whole life: the Irish family. Described by everyone from Samuel Beckett to Cecelia Ahern, there is no escape from this fundamental part of our society....

Infected – Book Review

Infected – Book Review

Don't call them zombies. The preferred term is "mobile autonomous undead." But don't let the pedantic terminology fool you--if you are the kind of person that enjoys a good zombie novel, you should really pick up Infected by William Vitka. The novel is written in the...

Turkeys Away!

Turkeys Away!

To me it's not Thanksgiving without the WKRP In Cincinnati episode "Turkeys Away." Writer Bill Dial made a story that was executed with a precise comedic timing that few contemporary programs today can match. The ensemble was on top of their game and the jokes were...