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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

George Pelecanos’ latest mystery

 Set in the present day, George Pelecanos’ new classic crime thriller The Double focuses on issues of returning Iraqi war veterans, racism, murder and stolen works of art. That’s a lot to handle in one novel, but in this sequel to his 2011 book, The Cut, Pelecanos manages to not only tell a story that is both dynamic
Monday, March 19, 2012
As its name implies, Benjamin Busch's stunning new memoir Dust to Dust is largely a meditation on life and death. Although Busch is a decorated Marine Corps officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq, Dust to Dust is much more than a war memoir...
03.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here�s a long-overdue concession to everyone who told me to ditch of my clunky micro-cassette player and upgrade to something more reliable, like a digital recorder: You were right. Foolishly, though, I stuck with the outdated technology, since despite the occasional tangled tape, I had never lost anything irreplaceable using it. My important interviews were always recorded without incident....
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Crime, Corruption and Journalism

No program highlights the disparity between critical opinion and commercial success better than “The Wire,” HBO’s fervently acclaimed but largely unwatched crime epic. The Chicago Tribune and Entertainment Weekly have crowned it the best show . . .