"Horsemen of the Sands" Review

“Horsemen of the Sands” By Leonid Yuzefovich Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz 232p. Archipelago Books. $16 Sometimes it’s better to just stick with appetizers instead of gorging an entree. The appetizers’ size allows (forces) you to manage how much you are eating. Plus the flavor doesn’t grow bland by the fourth bite since there are only two or three bites max. Also the … Continue reading "Horsemen of the Sands" Review

My 5 Favorite Books of 2018: Part 1: Contemporary Literature

If you wonder why I haven’t, you know, been writing a lot, it’s because I’ve been reading–a lot (115 books so far). Also I’ve been taking a break to realign my critical gears but I digress. This article is part 1 of 2. Last year I wrote a longish article about my favorite and least favorite books that I had read in 2017. Because I … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Books of 2018: Part 1: Contemporary Literature

We Found Love in a Frozen Place: A Review of "Love"

“Love can transpose to form and dignity: Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” – William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Love by Hanne Ørstavik (1969-) Translated from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken 125 pp. Archipelago Books. $17 Love is not a manifesto about family values or a case study about the psychological harm single, working mothers can cause. Instead Love is … Continue reading We Found Love in a Frozen Place: A Review of "Love"

Weekly Art Consumption: A Few Fragments about Senses Fail’s new album, Love, White Teeth, and “Black Panther.”

[Editor’s Note: The following article is not a collection of reviews but rather a general reflection on some of the things Dan read, listened to, and watched in the last few days. Since they are not reviews, they should not be treated as such. I, unlike Dan, believe that some of them should be separated, expanded, and then published as reviews. But I am merely … Continue reading Weekly Art Consumption: A Few Fragments about Senses Fail’s new album, Love, White Teeth, and “Black Panther.”