Is The Handmaid’s Tale a Cautionary Tale for Our Times?

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Margret Atwood’s famous book.

They Killed Her Son. So Michael Donald’s Mother Went After the Klan.

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On the eve of the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Jesse Kornbluth remembers the killing of a black man years ago—and what it took to get justice served.

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.

Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine’s Usual Suspects

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Looking to amp up your wine knowledge? Jesse Kornbluth has just the book for you.

He’s Probably My Favorite Author. His Bestselling Book? The Razor’s Edge

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews W. Somerset Maugham’s novel.

Fifth Business

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Enough reality for one week. Fiction beckons…

Have You Gotten Your Fitbit Yet?

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews fitness’s hottest item—a wireless activity and sleep wristband.

Boots on the Ground? This Question Takes Me Back to 2003, and ‘Stuff Happens’

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews David Hare’s “Stuff Happens”.

Why Did “The Little Prince” Quotes Suddenly Appear After Robin Williams’ Death?

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Jesse Kornbluth investigates this powerful children’s book.

He’s Smoking at 80: Leonard Cohen and “Popular Problems”

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When you are 80 years old, you are allowed to go slow. Leonard Cohen uses his slowness as a way to sizzle.

Peter Temple: The Broken Shore

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Peter Temple’s books are prize winners. This one took the Colin Roderick Award for Australian writing as well as Australia’s major prize for crime fiction, the Ned Kelly Award. Good enough for ya?

2182 Kilohertz

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews David Maziel’s book, concluding that it is definitely worth a read.

The Only Man I Can Call Totally Cool: J.J. Cale

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Remembering JJ – Jesse Kornbluth has some excellent old music for you to check out.

Robin Williams 1983: Even Then, You Could See Life Was a Struggle

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Jesse Kornbluth interviewed Robin Williams for NY Magazine back in 1983. It’s important for Jesse to fall in love with the people while interviewing them. And fall he did. A love that lasted til Williams untimely death.

So Long, See You Tomorrow

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews William Maxwell’s book, So Long, See You Tomorrow, and calls it “quietly brilliant”.

The Collapse Of Western Civilization: A View From The Future

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Jesse Kornbluth shares his review of Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway’s new book, as well as his interview with Ms. Oreskes.