Category Archives: Review

The Wonk is in the Telling: The movie SIDEWALLS (Medianeras)

When my husband and I were first falling in love, we’d hang out in his attic apartment in Ames, Iowa on Monday nights. The ceilings were sloping, and there was a big Robert Smith poster looming over everything. My future … Continue reading

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Why on Earth I Liked Young Adult

Perhaps a month ago, I watched Young Adult. It’s a 2011 comedy starring Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, a self-destructive YA fiction ghostwriter (think Sweet Valley High) who at thirty-seven decides, pretty much out of the blue, to go home … Continue reading

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Poetry Wonk: Fort Red Border by Kiki Petrosino

“If you just asked me to give up my horses I’d give up my horses” Kiki Petrosino, Fort Red Border, “Sense-Certainty” I love anagrams. One anagram of my full legal name is so terribly, awkwardly dirty that I regularly use … Continue reading

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