Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Beautiful Struggle

Earlier this year I reviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new and highly-praised memoir Between the World and Me, and you can read my review of that book here. The Beautiful Struggle, published in 2008, is just as good. I read it in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Larry Watson’s Laura

Recently I learned that Larry Watson has written other books besides Montana 1948. I’m not sure why this surprised me, except perhaps is that when an author emerges, publishes one book, and then disappears, that one book is often something … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Believe it or not, this review contains few true “spoilers.” I do provide many details from the play, and if you’re a purist who doesn’t want to know ANYTHING about the play before you read it, you should stay away … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

Every time I make one of these tank sweaters, I have to re-learn how to do a technique called “purl through front and back of each stitch.” This is the technique that creates the gathered, draping look of the front … Continue reading

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