• Review: Panorama

    Television news pundit Richard MacMurray is in the middle of examining his life in Washington, D.C., when he finds out his estranged sister was aboard Panorama Airlines Flight 503, which crashed in Dallas with no survivors. Her death leaves MacMurray as the only living relative of her young son, Gabriel, and just another of the characters in...

  • Friday afternoon coffee reads

    Here is a roundup of the best reads from the week. These may not be new to the internet or you, but they were of fresh interest to me.

  • Bonnaroo 2018 lineup spreadsheet

    [caption id=”attachment_1002” align=”aligncenter” width=”1500”]Bonnaroo 2018 lineup spreadsheet Cage the Elephant at 2017 Bonnaroo.[/caption]

  • Review: The Which Way Tree

    Rarely does a book so quickly grip me in its first pages, but The Which Way Tree has done it with a harrowing story of survivalon the Texas frontier during the Civil War. Bringing to mind the tight narratives of Charles Portis, the novel weaves a story of violence, survival and frontier justice.

  • Review: Eternal Life

    Dara Horn’s Eternal Life (W.W. Norton & Company, digital galley) is a touching story of faith, loss and family. The story’s heroine, Rachel, made a deal with God in Roman-occupied Jerusalem to trade her death for the life of her first-born son. Now, 2000 years later, Rachel struggles to find continued meaning in her never ending life.

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  • Books for the drinking hour

    Below is a roundup of books that will get you in the mood for happy hour. The two best, Trappist Beer Travels and Rum Curious, offer a mixture of history and reviews that will leave you feeling smarter about your drink choices.