Review: The Nest by Cynthis D’Aprix Sweeney

This book is altogether unremarkable. It is not especially bad, nor especially good. It just exists. And that sucks because I was really looking forward to it. Maybe it’s because I haven’t yet experienced a mid-life crisis–though I think it’s safe to say my mid-youth crisis (thanks Hozier) is under way. The book played out […]

Content Stealing in Advertising

Content gets stolen all the time on the internet, whether it’s audio, visual, text or all three. Generally, there’s no big deal made out of it, unless you’re in the music or movie industry and consumers aren’t paying giant producers or labels to listen to the newest Rihanna song (and I have thought a lot […]

Irish Spring’s New Advertising

So I stumbled upon this article on AdWeek about Irish Spring’s new campaign. The advertisements, some of which are posted on Youtube, serve as TV spots, calling back to Irish Spring’s ads of the ’80s. The old campaigns use non-Irish actors struggling to brogue it up amid stereotypes of freckled children and the slogan “Fresh […]

Kate Morton’s The Lake House: Review

I finally finished Kate Morton’s The Lake House just last night. I can’t tell you the number of chills I got reading it, not can I tell you whether they were chills of fear or panic or just plain pleasure. But I can tell you that this book was a pleasure to read. It was intricate, […]

Ready Player One: Review

I have just finished reading Ready Player One, a book that was called, by many reviewers, one of the best books of 2011. I don’t know who these people reviewing it are, but either they didn’t read much in 2011 or they’re total idiots. Now, that’s not to say that I didn’t like Ready Player One. I […]

Music Addiction

Hi, You can view my new post full-screen here in adobe Slate. Thought I would try something new. If all you want is boring old text then fine. Here you go. Oneaweek   The first time I picked up a guitar…well, the truth is, I wanted to pick up a ukulele from the local music shop […]