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Undisputed Truth

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

When white American orators are able to articulate their opposition to the presidency of Donald J. Trump as well and as clearly as Shannon Sharpe has done, then I will believe that we have some chance at solving the problems in our country and in the world.

What Shannon Sharpe said last night, his emphasis on the critical question “What are we showing solidarity against?” is where white American orators needs to focus. Until this happens, until a whit...

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Book Review: Ready Player One

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In the modern parlance, I am disappoint.

***This reviews contains spoilers***

Cline’s first novel came with a heavy promise of satisfying nostalgia and, if the hype was...

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Throne of the Crescent Moon

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (3)

Book Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Science-fiction and fantasy stories are at their best when they truly fascinate, immersing the reader in new worlds or cultures. The best of the best will go one step further and encourage readers to more than fascination; they will engender an insatiable curiosity, the sincerest sympathy, and a boundless em...

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Posted on November 26, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

An engaging and often heart-rending tale of life in Revolutionary Iran and the years immediately after the Shah’s ouster (ca. 1978-1983).


The autobiographical story follows the author (Marji) on a path through the violence and turmoil around the Iranian Revolution. Marji learns the truth of ma...

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Fifty Feet of Trouble

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

50 Feet of Trouble by Justin S. Robinson


Following up his smash hit, City of Devils, Justin Robinson returns to his horrific Los Angeles for another noir comedy monster movie mashup, starring the last human private detective in the greater LA basin: Nick Moss.


Like Nick’s first adventure, Fifty Feet starts off with a missing, um . . . a missing companio...

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