Archives for: "May 2008"

Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri

May 28th, 2008
Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerringly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. "A writer of uncommon sensitivity and restraint...Ms.… more »

May 27th, 2008
"No, I'm not cold," I said, and heard an impatient and irritated edge in my voice. I have been criticised for that later in life, by women especially, and that is because it is women I have used it against. I admit it. more »

Wine of the Month - June, 2008

May 23rd, 2008
2006 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec | Discuss it | more »

Beer of the Month - June, 2008

May 22nd, 2008
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Discuss it | more »

Recipe of the Month - June, 2008

May 21st, 2008
Grilled Parmesan Polenta Crostini 1 cup polenta 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan Reggiano… more »

Movie of the Month - June, 2008

May 20th, 2008
Slap Shot This irreverent and hilarious look into the world of professional sports has Paul Newman as the coach of the Chiefs, a struggling minor-league hockey team. To build up attendance at their games, management signs up the Hansen Brothers, three… more »

Book of the Month - June, 2008

May 19th, 2008
The World According to Garp by John Irving This is the life and times of T.S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields -- a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of… more »

May 18th, 2008
It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need… more »

The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport - Carl Hiaasen

May 15th, 2008
Ever wonder how to retrieve a sunken golf car from a snake-infested lake? Or which club in your bag is best suited for combat against a horde of rats? If these and other sporting questions are gnawing at you, The Downhill Lie, Carl Hiaasen's hilarious… more »

May 14th, 2008
...and I was having this insight that my parents had let me loose in the world without explaining anything of importance to me. more »