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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead by Peter Conners
Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead

alisontecca, January 9, 2010

As a 60s music enthusiast, I enjoyed following the adventures of Peter Conners and his friends, genuine modern day "Dead Heads" who follow the Grateful Dead around the country in a beat-up Volkswagen Bus. This book was a good read and will evoke a sense of nostalgia in those who experienced the psychedelic sixties, while those who didn't will be entertained nonetheless.
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On the Road (Penguin Classics) by Jack Kerouac
On the Road (Penguin Classics)

alisontecca, November 10, 2009

One of the foremost pieces of literature dating to the beat generation of the 1950s, On the Road is a vivid and captivating novel. The book is focused on the adventures of two men: Sal Paradise and his troubled role model, Dean Moriarty. As they travel and hitchhike across North America, readers will feel as if they are being transported across America with them, from jazz clubs in New Orleans to small hamlets in Mexico. As a precursor to the anti-authority movement of the 1960s, On the Road is perhaps Kerouac’s best work and should be considered a staple for bookshelves everywhere.
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Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin
Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

alisontecca, November 10, 2009

Any self-respecting fan of the comedy troupe Monty Python should have this book in their collection. Told first hand by Michael Palin (my personal favorite member of Monty Python), his meticulous diary entries take you from the early years of the TV show all the way to the post-Python years of the late 1970s, including his work on other films such as Jabberwocky. Interspersed throughout the diaries are personal thoughts from Palin, and of course, his trademark humor does not go unnoticed.
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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

alisontecca, October 17, 2009

Gritty, raw, realistic, and at times insanely funny. This book by far paints a vivid portrait of the New York and London punk rock scenes of the 1970s and 1980s. You won't be disappointed by the depictions and personal memories asserted by some of the world's most famous punk rock artists and their associates, including David Bowie, Richard Hell, Jerry Nolan, Nico, Iggy Pop, and The Ramones, just to name a few. This book should be read by everyone, whether you're a fan of punk music or not.
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