Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS AND FEATURES

Don’t Wait to be Called, October 2, 2017

Meet Yellow Pear Press, May 12, 2017

Meet Lanternfish Press, March 31, 2017

Meet Belle Lutte Press, October 7, 2016

Meet Rose Metal Press, June 22, 2016

Meet Stillhouse Press, February 23, 2016

Meet Bacon Press Books, January 6, 2016

Meet Santa Fe Writers Project, October 14, 2015

Meet Barrelhouse Books, July 31, 2015

Meet Paycock Press, June 12 2015

All Involved, May 4, 2015

Meet Gival Press, February 27, 2015

Meet Civil Coping Mechanisms, December 12, 2014

Meet Big Lucks Books, November 7, 2014

Wonderkid, WIROB, March 18, 2014

On Such a Full Sea, WIROB, January 14, 2013

Scissors, WIROB, October 29, 2013

The Curiosity, Washington Independent Review of Books (WIROB), July 30, 2013

ENTERTAINMENT REVIEWS AND BLOG POSTS

The Mysteries of Laura is Too Many Shows in One, September 30, 2014

Selfie is Like Pygmalion with Cell Phones, September 30, 2014

Shonda Rimes Takes Over Thursday Nights in How to Get Away with Murder, September 25, 2014

Forever: Ioan Gruffud Born Again and Again, September 23, 2014

Madam Secretary: Tea Leoni Goes Global, September 22, 2014

Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz Act Out for Sex Tape, July 18, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel: It’s Time for Wes Anderson to Make Another Kind of Wes Anderson Movie, March 14, 2014

Growing Up Is Getting Complicated, in a Good Way, in Season 3 of Girls, January 12, 2014

About Time Transcends Generic Constraints, November 1, 2013

Super Fun Night Surpasses Insecurities, October 2, 2013

The CBS Comedies The Crazy Ones and The Millers Are Not Helping Their Stars, September 26, 2013

James Spader Runs the World in The Blacklist, September 23, 2013

We’re the Millers is PG-13 Dressed Up as R, August 7, 2013

The Teen Sex Comedy Comes of Age in The To Do List, July 26, 2013

More Mayhem and Eccentricity in Red 2, July 19, 2013

This is the End: Cruel Honesty, June 12, 2013

Teenagers Having Adventures in the Woods: The Kings of Summer, June 7, 2013

Christopher Guest Does TV with HBO’s Family Tree, May 12, 2013

42: The Mythology of Jackie Robinson Done Right, April 12, 2013

The Second Season of Smash Looks a lot Like the First, February 5, 2013

Diagnosis, Schmiagnosis: Do No Harm, January 31, 2013

The Politics of Being Apolitical in 1600 Penn, January 10, 2013

This is 40 is a Believable Portrait of a Marriage, December 21, 2012

The Final Season of Fringe Begins for One of the Best Shows on TV, September 28, 2012

The Neighbors: Aliens with Lawns and Fences, September 26, 2012

The Mob Doctor Is Caught Between Two Worlds, September 17, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A League of Extraordinary Thespians, May 4, 2012

The River: Secrets and Allusions, February 7, 2012

Smash is a drama for adults, February 6, 2012

Touch: the first episode is stunningly effective, January 25, 2012

House of Lies relies on tricks, January 8, 2012

We Bought A Zoo is not among Cameron Crowe’s best, December 22, 2011

Homeland crafts a tense cat-and-mouse scenario, October 2, 2011

A Gifted Man Asks What Does It Mean to Live a Good Life, September 23, 2011

Hollywood Continues to Resurrect the Familiar with Charlie’s Angels, September 22, 2011

2 Broke Girls Cribs from Much Better Earlier Sitcoms, September 19, 2011

Up All Night Shows What Raising Kids Is Really Like, September 14, 2011

Here Comes Fall TV: 2011 Edition, August 19, 2011

The Change-Up: Becoming Better People, August 5, 2011

Crazy. Stupid. Love. Is Surprisingly Good, July 29, 2011

Entourage Season Eight, July 22, 2011

Same Name Series Premiere, July 22, 2011

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Eight, July 8, 2011

Franklin & Bash Series Premiere, June 1, 2011

Fast Five Embraces B Movie Cliches, April 29, 2011

Paul: Vaguely Greenish, March 18, 2011

Battle Los Angeles Is More First Person Shooter Game Than Movie, March 11, 2011

Take Me Home Tonight Is Pure ’80s Retread, March 4, 2011

With Hall Pass, the Farrelly Brothers Return to Their Prototype, February 25, 2011

Mad Love series premiere, February 14, 2011

Ron Howard’s Comedy The Dilemma Is Missing the Comedy, January 14, 2010

Episodes series premiere, January 9, 2011

Bob’s Burgers series premiere, January 9, 2011

Little Fockers: Universal Mistrust, December 24, 2010

RED: AARP Action Heroes, October 15, 2010

The Event Will Be Unrequited, October 8, 2010

No Ordinary Family series premiere, September 28, 2010

Better With You series premiere, September 24, 2010

Chase: No Doubts, September 20, 2010

Easy A: Sly Enough, September 17, 2010

The Switch: Who’s Your Daddy, August 20, 2010

Naked Hearts: Mass Hysteria, August 20, 2010

Rubicon: What to Think, August 1, 2010

Covert Affairs Series Premiere, July 13, 2010

Despicable Me, July 9, 2010

Paper Tongues: Paper Tongues, July 1, 2010

‘Love Ranch’: Passionless Exercise, June 30, 2010

Griffin House: The Learner, June 24, 2010

‘Memphis Beat’: Sense of Place, June 22, 2010

‘Solitary Man’: Irregularities, June 8, 2010

‘Neighbors from Hell’: Stitched Together, June 7, 2010

Judd Apatow Returns with the Bromance ‘Get Him to the Greek, June 4, 2010

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Glee Club, May 18, 2010

It’s High Time to Party Down, May 18, 2010

United States of Tara and Its Equally Dysfunctional Cable Neighbors, April 29, 2010

Development Season: Five Pilots That Sound Interesting (But I May Never Get to See), April 15, 2010

Alternate Realities on Fringe, Lost and FlashForward, April 8, 2010

The Braces Come Off: The End of Ugly Betty, March 22, 2010

The Marriage Ref: NBC’s Next 10 p.m. Revolution?, March 4 2010

24: Wish Fulfillment for Policy Wonks, February 22, 2010

Tonight on the Lifetime Very Special Movie: American Idol, Feb. 9, 2010

All in the Modern Family, February 5, 2010

CliffsNotes: Lost, January 28, 2010

American Idol: Coming Out of the Closet with Ellen DeGeneres, Jan. 11, 2010

Get Your DVRs Ready: Five Shows Returning in 2010, Dec. 30, 2009

Memo to Scrubs: Spin Off Ted and Gooch, Dec. 16, 2009

Is Glee a Little Bit Racist?, Dec. 9, 2009

Holding Out for Heroes, Dec. 2, 2009

Larry David Invents the Reunion Show Finale Do-Over Mash-Up, Nov. 23, 2009