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Does this cape make me look fat?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 Posted in Book Reviews, The Artful Life | 2 Comments »

My friend John Miller brings the smack on modern vampires. This may be a good way to sum it up: if your bloodsucker needs hair gel, he's really just a big thirsty sissy with bad teeth. In general, vampires ought ...

Who Can Stand in the Gates of Fire?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 Posted in Book Reviews, The Artful Life | 2 Comments »

I've just finished Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire, a novel about the Battle of Thermopylae that is far more faithful to history than the stunning film, 300. The story is told from the vantage point of a single survivor, who ...