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2014: Finished The Wars Of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era by Douglas R. Egerton last night; final two chapters were easier than the rest, which may indicate I’m a bigger historiography fan than previously assumed. Halfway through The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault On America’s Children by… Continue reading Things I Said on May 25
Top 5 Reasons I Still Don’t Get Texas Barbecue Joints: (1) It is impossible not to feel under pressure and self-conscious standing up there trying to figure out which of 6+ always passably but never overwhelmingly attractive species of meat to order as a line of hungry people forms behind me. (2) Side orders (beans,… Continue reading Bar-B-QAnon
I’m not one of those people who thinks The Sopranos wrecked television, though I kind of get where they’re coming from. Tom Carson: “I may be alone in this, but I could make a good argument that The Sopranos RUINED TV. The medium was a lot more original when it wasn’t ‘art.’ And I’d rather… Continue reading What’s So Dramatic About 21st Century TV?