Your Electric Picture Radio Box Matters #2: Don Draper and the Flitcraft Parable

MAD MEN & MALTESE FALCON SPOILER ALERT!!! Dashiell Hammett was one hell of a writer, wrongly denigrated as a “genre” scribbler.1As were/are PK Dick, Raymond Chandler, Walter Mosley, &c. His most famous work likely is The Maltese Falcon, which is itself probably better remembered as a great movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, […]

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My Favorite World #24

It’s book week at MFW! Two great reads under my belt in the past few days – Walter Mosley’s Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore and Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Coming off a failed attempt at Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, it was a relief to pick up a couple of winners. I just finished […]

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My Favorite World #18

When I was a lad, I decided I should go ahead and plan on accomplishing three simple tasks: Read every great book ever written. Listen to every great piece of music ever written. See every great movie ever made. I’m almost finished.1/rimshot Reading is a huge piece of My Favorite World. Much of my recent reading […]

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My Favorite World #6

From fashion to futbol to absurdist political horror stories to fabulist fiction to the happiness to be found in an unspotted foot…it’s My Favorite World. Fashion Statement(?) Guys, there’s something about putting on a blazer. Amirite? You stand a little straighter, you carry a little more air. It’s not that it’s hard to slouch or […]

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My Favorite World #2

Welcome back to My Favorite World, a weekly feature that highlights some things that make this my favorite world. These are the things that make me do the happy dance, only that’s just inside my head because my dancing is surely terrifying. The List The things that make this My Favorite World can pop up […]

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