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Is the (good) book review dead?

By Shane Joseph, published on Jun 11, 2013

...today– can it be trusted? On the surface, it’s one person’s subjective (and sometimes biased) view on a text. Why read it unless that person’s tastes are similar to yours and unless the reviewer has no vested interest in the author’s financial fortune?

I realized that the reviews I was reading in newspapers and journals had gradually morphed into unsubtle sales messages for the books they were covering. I concluded therefore, that the serious impartial reviewer had gone the way of the dodo bird, replaced by the “mutual admiration society”—aka writers helping... (more)

Tags: writer, book review, books, author, reviews

Comparing America's Top 10 Pizza Chains

By Humble Opinion, published on May 20, 2012

As one of the nation's favorite comfort foods, pizza has become the staple of choice for Americans of all walks of life. Devoured by the millions during televised sporting events, the gooey concoction of cheese, meats and vegetables piled high on different types of pie crusts, has satisfied our hunger for generations. With the rise of national fast food pizza chains across the land, let's take a look at ten of them, comparing value for your money as well as taste.

Number 10. Chuck E. Cheese

A virtual carnival greets visitors as they enter a Chuck E. Cheese establishment. Parents... (more)

Tags: food, history, cheese, eating, reviews, delicious, dining, pizza, meats, dough, fast food

Lady Gaga - Artist or Gimmick?

By Felicia Stevenson, published on Oct 12, 2011

The very first time I saw Lady Gaga, I was just tuning in to something that was already in progress. The camera was very far from the stage, and all I could see was blond hair. I thought at first that it might be Christina Aguilera.

The next time I saw her, she was wearing a hugely outlandish costume, and it was completely unflattering; she started to remind me of a cross between Marilyn Manson and Madonna, and I was less than impressed. It felt like a gimmick to me, not true creative expression. She didn't have her own identity, she'd taken over two others. Apparently, I wasn't... (more)

Tags: music, lady gaga, reviews, gaga

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