Archive: June 2015

Book review: “The Circle” (June 26, 2015)

The question of where the boundary between the public and the private should be drawn deserves a great novel to help us work through it. The Circle is not that novel

Stalin’s minions: an experiment in virality (June 23, 2015)

Would images of Minions paired with words linked to one of history’s greatest monsters spread just as well as the banal, unchallenging ones? Let’s find out

Book review: “The Paying Guests” (June 22, 2015)

The Paying Guests is a very, very good book. In fact, it’s the best novel I’ve read in quite some time

Book review: “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (June 16, 2015)

Sometimes all the reviews are wrong. This is one of those times

Book review: “The Bone Clocks” (June 9, 2015)

Not quite as good as Cloud Atlas, but still a great read

Book review: “Gone Girl” (June 8, 2015)

“Gone Girl” starts as a smart, insightful novel, but turns into an explosion at a paperback factory

Dear Democratic candidates: stop talking, start doing (June 7, 2015)

People aren’t stupid; they know the difference between someone making a promise and someone actually taking action

Book review: “1Q84” (June 4, 2015)

Not as bad as you’ve heard, not as good as you’d like