Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 16th: Bloomsday!!

That’s right, Joyce fans: it’s that time of year to dust off your copy of Ulysses, raise a pint of Guinness or a tumbler of Jameson, and offer up a toast to that eye-patch-sporting, genius sleazebucket James Joyce. June 16th, 1904, … Continue reading

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“Prufrock” Celebrates 100 Years

“Let us go then, you and I, / When the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table.” I didn’t know why my writing professor would often quote those lines in our discussion classes. … Continue reading

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Boston Now: What To Do Summer of 2015

Though I like to recommend activities around town that I can offer my views and experience on, sometimes you just gotta leave it to the professionals. Be sure to check out (and bookmark) Boston Magazine’s “The Urbanite’s Guide to Summer Events,” … Continue reading

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Seidel’s Views on Recommending Books

Matt Seidel of The Millions experiences very humorous neuroses about recommending books to others (explored in the piece “Let Me Think About It: On Recommending Books”). While the question doesn’t make my palms sweat half as much, I agree that … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Broadway

I wanted to draw attention to Jonathan Mandell’s excellent article, “In Defense of Broadway”, about why we shouldn’t hate on the Tonys (or Broadway) so much. I found his argument (and supporting journalistic evidence) pretty convincing.

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