Category Archives: Humor

Old Friends: Revisiting Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City.

On Friday I saw the new Armistead Maupin documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. The movie is basically a love letter to Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City. I liked the film, even though there were moments … Continue reading

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Crazy Like a Princess

Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars After reading Carrie Fisher’s Shockaholic, I’m amazed the world had her for as long as it did. I’ve read most of Carrie Fisher’s books, and although I’m always impressed with … Continue reading

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American Pie in Celluloid Form

The Flick by Annie Baker A play that reads like a novel. The Flick by Annie Baker is a nice slice of Americana about the last 35mm movie theatre in Massachusetts going digital. The play centres around Sam, Avery, and … Continue reading

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Where’d You Go Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was really looking forward to reading this book and ended up being disappointed by it. I had heard it was really funny, and it certainly had … Continue reading

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Sex and the ADHD City

Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was a nice companion piece/antidote to A Little Life (which I’m still working my way through). I have to admit to living vicariously through Augusten Burroughs, but … Continue reading

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A blast of presidential wackiness from the past

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had to go back and read this with the crazy Republican primaries going on in the States right now. Modern technology makes the plot implausible in 2016, but … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe: Paint-by-numbers Canadiana

Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean My rating: 3 of 5 stars I discovered Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe about ten years ago at the Vancouver Public Library. I checked out a collection of his CDs and … Continue reading

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