ACCENT: THE NEVER-OPEN DESERT DINER

Ben is a delivery driver, bringing sundry items to a forgotten stretch of road in the Utah desert. His days as a driver are likely numbered if he isn’t able to collect some of the money owed to him, but he can’t bear to pressure the odd assortment of people on his route. Walt is…

Welcome to NIGHT VALE

“Listeners, we are currently fielding numerous reports that books have stopped working. It seems that all over Night Vale, books have simply ceased functioning. The scientists are studying one of the broken books to see if they can understand just what is going on here. The exact problem is currently unclear, but some of the…

ACCENT: EQUILATERAL by Ken Kalfus

  This is a strange, haunting and completely addictive read. It is set in the late Victorian era, in the Egyptian desert, but it is also science fiction. If Jules Verne had decided to write about British colonialists trying to communicate with Mars, this would be the book. Sanford Thayer has convinced the best minds…

REVIEW: SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (2012)

This is the best movie of the year (at least, so far).  It’s charming but not saccharine, sweeping but not grandiose.  As it is based upon a book, story is paramount.  It is from Lasse Halstrom, the director of Chocolat, after all. Emily Blunt plays Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a smart, sleek and organized asset manager.  Her portfolio…

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