Second Line Parade’s First EP

Feel like helping to fund the first real recording of a great, soulful band? Sure you do. Second Line Parade features smoky, sassy singer and strummer Stefanie, and they’ve got a great sound. Worth a listen. Drop a few bucks their way! Independent artists need our help if they’re gonna make it.

Third Season Disappointments

Three shows I’ve come to enjoy in the past few years–Vikings, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black–are all in their third season this year. And so far, all three of them have proven to be disappointments. Here’s why.

Darren Greer wins Raddall

Last night, my friend Darren Greer won the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Devoted readers of this blog will recall that I myself won this award last year, so I can personally attest to the incredible thrill that races through one’s veins upon hearing one’s own name called. At least, that’s how I felt. …

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