| May 1, 2011
The Sisters Brothers
Ecco: 336 pp., $24.99
If Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, he might have concocted a story like Patrick deWitt's bloody, darkly funny western "The Sisters Brothers."
It's 1851, and Eli and Charlie...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 11:55 AM
With unemployment high, consumer confidence battered and the general outlook as grim as a Cormac McCarthy novel, Barack Obama may have virtually no chance of victory in 2012. Or so I thought until his Homeland Security chief, Janet Napolitano, offered a...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:28 AM
As director, Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones casts another excellent actor - Samuel L. Jackson - opposite him in this intense two-person drama, an adaptation of a novel by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men") first shown on HBO.
Jones plays a...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:20 PM
In the Spring of 2000, I was winding down my senior year at the University of Montana. And though I couldn't put the feeling into words, each day, I wandered around my hometown of Missoula feeling directionless. I had no plans after graduation. I had been...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Our club is made up of all men ranging in age from 27 to 43. Most of us are business professionals, although we do have a couple of starving artists in the group.
We have been meeting monthly in coffee shops on the city's North and South Sides for...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:28 AM
The second-greatest mystery ever to come out of Sweden – the first being "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and its novelistic siblings by the late Stieg Larsson – is the annual speculation about who will receive the Nobel Prize in literature....
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Late last night, Baltimore noise-maestro Dan Deacon took to Twitter to point fans to "Lots," the first song from his forthcoming album, "America," due Aug. 28 on Domino.
Deacon, the most recognizable face of Baltimore's Wham City art collective, has been...
| Mar 14, 2012
Thank you, "Mass Effect 3."
The year's first blockbuster has whet our appetites for an incredible slate of high-end releases and potential sleeper hits due in the coming months.
And "Game Cache," b's new gaming blog, will be all over them. We'll be...
| Mar 24, 2011
Somewhere in New York this week, Bill Ryan might be found standing in line after an author's reading, waiting his turn for a few words and a signature. While some people get nervous waiting to speak to an author, Ryan......
| Apr 18, 2011
Apple's new ad promoting the ibookstore on its iPhone includes one surprising choice: David Foster Wallace's massive novel Infinite Jest. Would you read Infinite Jest on an iPhone?...
| May 30, 2011
Esquire's 75 books by dudes for dudes is three years old, but Joyland created a list of 250 books for dudes by chicks....