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Book Review: David Lynch and Kristine McKenna, “Room to Dream”

A detailed biography of an American auteur ...

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Book Review: “Miss Subways”

David Duchovny's third novel veers into the realm of science fiction...

Books, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Novelist David Jackson Ambrose

Ted Asregadoo speaks to novelist David Jackson Ambrose about his book "State of the Nation" and the state of the nation....

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Book Review: Rich Tupica, “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”

As time passes, it gets harder to write about something you love, especially like a band – you veer between adoration, hero worship,...

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Book Review: Chris Stamey, “A Spy in the House of Loud: New York Songs and Stories”

It goes without saying Chris Stamey is one of my favorite songwriters/musicians.  Having fallen under the spell of The dB’s from...

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Book Review: Deanna M. Lehman, “Kinderwhore”

Let’s begin by making clear a disclaimer:  this is not an easy book, by any means.  Deanna M. Lehman’s Kinderwhore is one of...

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Book Review: “Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World”

Still looking for a holiday present or a good read? Here you go! Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World. Leo Fender invented...

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Book Review: Curt Weiss, “Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride”

I’ve said this before, but I tend to enjoy (more often than not) biographies of people I either know little-to-nothing about or...

Comics and Graphic Novels, News

News: Len Wein, Cocreator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, Dies at 69

Wein was editor on groundbreaking mini-series Watchmen....

Books, Comics Reviews

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie: Vol. 2, No. 2

Apologies for the delay in getting this posted;  I mean to do these every month but sometimes life kinda interferes with writing time....

Books, Comics and Graphic Novels, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Graphic Novelist Greg Ruth

Artist/writer Greg Ruth looks at Geronimo, The Lost Boy, the mystery at The White Lodge and more....

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “The Canadaland Guide to Canada”

July 1 is Canada Day. This year, our neighbors to the north are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the confederation of different British...

Books, Comics Reviews

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie: Vol. 2, No. 1

Hello there, I’m back! Much has happened since 2012, the last time I inflicted my opinions on all things comics-ish on you, gentle...

Books, Comics and Graphic Novels, News

In Memoriam: Bernie Wrightson (1948-2017)

Revered horror comics artist passes due to complications of cancer....

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Matthew Phillion, “The Indestructibles,” Books 3 & 4

You know that an adventure series has really hit its stride when you find yourself enjoying the expository sections — those quiet...

Books, Comics and Graphic Novels

Comic Retribution: A Man Called Super Cool

Can you handle the far out green?...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

Books, Holiday Gift Guides

Holiday Gift Guide: Five Music-Related Memoirs for the Music Lover in Your Life

If you have a music lover in your life and he or she already has (or has no interest in) Bruce Springsteen’s lengthy memoir Born to Run,...

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: Fabrice Couillerot and Donna Ranieri, “Big Star: Isolated in the Light”

This beautiful, hard-cover coffee table book is the result of a five year labor of love from publisher Fabrice Couillerot and photographer...

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Book Review: Tim Lapetino, “Art of Atari”

Forget the dragon duck. Art Of Atari details the world you imagined, if not the world you saw....

Book Reviews, Books, Music, Popular Culture

BOOK REVIEW: TIM BURGESS, “Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures From Istanbul To San Francisco”

Sometimes you want a book just to be an easy read; a fun read – you’re not in the mood for heavy meaning or messages.  But...

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Book Review: Jon Savage, “1966: The Year the Decade Exploded”

I’ve often thought Jon Savage is one of the finest journalists/writers to come out of England.  His depth and knowledge and...

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Book Review: Brix Smith Start, “The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise”

This is now the second time I’ve had the pleasure of reading an autobiography of someone who’s career I’ve followed...

Books, Bookshelf

Bookshelf: Nadia Bolz-Weber Takes On TBN and Spiritual Voids

“If you believe you’re playing well because you’re getting laid, or because you’re not getting laid, or because you...

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Book Review: Gary Shail, “I Think I’m on the Guest List”

I’m not someone who would ever think to buy and read an autobiography by an actor; it’s usually not in my crosshairs of...

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Book Review: Joe Biel, “Good Trouble”

A gripping and fascinating read – this is the author’s own story.  And Joe Biel is not just an author – he’s a...

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Book Review: Tony Kashani, “Movies Change Lives”

Don't scoff! Movie can changes lives -- and that's not always a good thing....