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Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13-inch) Review
... or take notes in tablet mode. Sure, the Surface Book 2 is expensive, particularly when compared to other high-end ultraportables, but there's no other device on the market that gives you this much performance and battery life in a detachable form ...

Comic Book Review – Doomsday Clock #1
For over 30 years, Watchmen has been considered one of the best graphic novels ever created, breaking new ground for comics with its serious themes, characters and deconstruction of the superhero genre. Now DC's Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank is ...

Book review: “Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 The First Five Years”
With tons of behind-the-scenes photographs of writing sessions and his early music gigs, Garth Brooks has written a book that details the chronology of the first five years of his booming career. As a recent CMA "Entertainer of the Year" recipient ...

Terror and killing and more killing under Stalin leading up to World War II
[Book review: 'Stalin: Volume 1, Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928,' by Stephen Kotkin]. The very heft of the book, which is the second volume of a planned trilogy, testifies to Kotkin's prodigious research and diligent assembling of material. A veteran of ...

Book Review – “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation”
The words "Ink & Paint" instantly bring to mind jars or brightly colored paint on a shelf and a room full of beautiful women in lab coats at Walt Disney Studios in the golden age of animation. This is largely thanks to a famous scene in the Disney film ...

Alzheimer's book review
This book by Greg O-Brien combines his past experience with his present diagnosis as a man living with Early-Onset Alzheimer's. It wasn't too much of a surprise when he was diagnosed in July of 2009, as his mother had Early-Onset Alzheimer's, his ...

Book Review: 'Radio Free Vermont' by Bill McKibben
Yes, that Bill McKibben: the award-winning environmental author and activist, cofounder of the grassroots climate movement 350.org, and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. The guy whose 1989 book The End of Nature ushered the ...

'Slow, painful death' of Yazidi woman's body and soul while enslaved by the Islamic State
No doubt controlling her story was part of her motivation to tell it in this book. She takes the time to introduce Kocho and its people before the arrival of the Islamic State. We meet her resilient mother, who greets each new adversity with a joke ...

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Jacob Rigolet was at an upscale art auction on behalf of his employer when a woman walked up to the item being shown and threw a jar of black ink at the famous photograph. The incident was startling and horrifying enough, but especially for Jacob ...

Anthony Bourdain: By the Book
One of the great heroines of all time and a magnificent book filled with great dialogue. What influences your decisions about which books to read? Word of mouth, reviews, a trusted friend? Friends often recommend books, and I'm loyal to authors whose ...

Book Review: 'Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice'
Dr. Willie Parker is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has been in the public eye for years. A “Life's Work” is a bold and brave memoir that justifies his ongoing advocacy and activism for abortion rights. Parker provides abortions in the South, mainly ...

Comic Book Review – WWE #11
The Boom! Studios WWE series has been fairly consistent in recent months, so it was a shame when last month's WWE #10 failed to continue their impressive streak, delivering a rather pointless entry into their canon. Thankfully, WWE #11 gets things back ...





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