“MAGICAL HOUSEKEEPING”

I was ecstatic upon receiving Magical Housekeeping with the prospect of writing a review. I had heard of this book prior to receiving it and was eager to finally read it. I have always believed that the way one treats their home can have a direct effect on one’s own happiness and what one consciously [...]

THE OFFICIAL BUBBLE MARGARITA

The skinny, healthy Bubble Margarita. Take that Bethenny Frankel.

THE PET SAFETY & PROTECTION ACT

The U.S. Pet Safety and Protection Act would provide a much-needed safety net to ensure that beloved family pets aren’t stolen or acquired under false pretenses for sale to research laboratories. The act would prohibit Class B Dealers — people who make their livings selling animals to the research industry — and unlicensed individuals from [...]

VENUS DRIVE BY SAM LIPSYTE

This slim collection of short stories (the first Picador addition, although the collection was first published in 2000) packs a punch. The stories have immediacy and urgency. From page one the reader is dropped into a world of depravity and desperation. The stories are well crafted, and Lipsyte’s attention to language and rhythm is first-rate. [...]

LILITH — THE CONCERT YOU CAN SKIP

We’re supposed to be sisters, bonding over a night of music. I guess, we’re still sisters, but, you know, the kind you want to snuff out.

DIGNITY FOR CLARICE

Susan found Clarice outside Wal-Mart and couldn’t forget about this pathetic little dog that need someone to love her.

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