My Blog Week: February 20 to February 26

Posted by ractrose on 6 Mar 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   On Monday, a new Yoharie, where, in the summer of 2016, the Hibbler daughters’ loss, and the coming American alteration, have roots in common. On Tuesday, a reissue of “The Epistles”, from The […]

My Blog Week: February 13 to February 19

Posted by ractrose on 24 Feb 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part eight)           First, let’s note some great things about The Sword Decides!, by Marjorie Bowen. Not just the exclamation […]

My Blog Week: February 6 to February 12

Posted by ractrose on 14 Feb 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part seven)           Last time, I made the point that reviews, whether the book is good or bad, can rely on […]

My Blog Week: January 30 to February 5

Posted by ractrose on 10 Feb 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part six)           Personal prejudices carry no authority, even if one could be shared “kindly”; even if piping up with an […]

My Blog Week: January 23 to January 29

Posted by ractrose on 5 Feb 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     A Word on Wordle           In this belated edition, I want to do a short, fun bit, on the trending puzzle game Wordle. […]

My Blog Week: January 16 to January 22

Posted by ractrose on 24 Jan 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part five)           At the beginning of this series, I introduced the argument that criticism of popular entertainment is not negligible, […]

My Blog Week: January 9 to January 15

Posted by ractrose on 18 Jan 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part four)           An excerpt from the Rush Limbaugh CPAC speech of 2009:   We see human beings. We don’t see […]

My Blog Week: January 2 to January 8

Posted by ractrose on 10 Jan 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part three)           More from John Simon’s review of Star Wars (1977):   “The film […] has nowhere near the romantic […]

My Blog Week: December 26 to January 1

Posted by ractrose on 3 Jan 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part two)           There’s a classic scenario, of the beach bully who kicks apart the sandcastle, just when the finishing touch […]

My Blog Week: December 19 to December 25

Posted by ractrose on 27 Dec 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses           You might have grown up, as I did, with a sense of cultural standards, regarding taste. That is, if it […]