Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring Blog Break

For the next two weeks we’ll be busy packing, packing, and then unpacking, so we’ll be taking a break from the blog. In the meantime, let us know what you’d like us to write about after the break! Advertisements

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Stiltsville: A Review

Miami conjures evocative pictures of color, allure, and drama, like Las Vegas on the water. Because of this, Susanna Daniels’ Stiltsville, set in Miami, is even more surprising. Stiltsville, to borrow again from Philip Larkin, is an “ordinary sane novel … Continue reading

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Excellent Women and Wonder Boys: Book Reviews

There’s a scene in the late stages of Excellent Women, a 1952 novel by the mostly-unknown English writer Barbara Pym, which made me laugh harder than I’ve laughed in a long time. In the scene, the heroine, Mildred Lathbury, is … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Few Consumer Items

After a somewhat traumatic week (thank you, house sellers), Tanner and I spent a relaxing weekend filled with pleasing little adventures: a Sunday morning trip to the art museum to check out spring flower displays, a Saturday evening visit with … Continue reading

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What Happened with the Northwestern Football Case?

As many of you probably know, last week a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Judge released an opinion declaring that Northwestern University football players are considered university employees and, as such, were free to unionize. Opponents of the NCAA, and … Continue reading

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