You Can’t Read That! Banned Book Review Lookback: The Book of Negroes

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! News In my last YCRT! post I mentioned Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me, Ultima, a frequently challenged and banned book now being made into a movie. Here are a few other banned books that have received the Hollywood treatment. Did […]

Monday Bag o’ Miscellaney

One Friday night, back when buffalo wings first became popular, I decided to make them at home.  After cutting the wings, I breaded them by shaking them in a paper grocery bag filled with flour, a little paprika, some salt, and pinch or two of powdered cayenne.  Then I deep-fried the wings and dipped them […]

I Know It When I See It

Donna’s never been able to sit through a violent movie. She’s fine with the occasional fistfight or car crash in an action thriller … I’m not saying she’s strictly G-rated … but movies that glorify violence, or that are based on violence and not much else, are not her thing. Maybe I’m just going through […]

Me & My Deskbuddy™

I’m sitting here with my Deskbuddy™ 1.0, enjoying the quiet afternoon that comes after a busy Friday night and Saturday morning. Polly went on a date earlier in the week, and last night the young man (her age, twice divorced, with children … but hey, young to us) dropped by to visit Polly and her […]

Paul’s DVD Reviews

“My God, the kid was right. The killer is the tire.” — Stephen Spinella as Lieutenant Chad in Rubber Casino Jack (2010) I watched the straight documentary, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, a couple of months ago (you can read my review here). The documentary is an interesting contrast with this dramatization, […]

Paul’s DVD Reviews

“I hope your kids have bad influences and develop bad personalities. I wish this with all my heart.” — Christos Stergioglou as The Father in Dogtooth Unstoppable (2010) Unstoppable is not unlike the runaway freight train it features: it crashes right through every objection you might have to it. Dirt simple, all action, one cliffhanger […]