John McAlley http://wvasfm.org en A 'Great Day At Sea' For A Brit Aboard An American Carrier http://wvasfm.org/post/great-day-sea-brit-aboard-american-carrier One of the most enviable aspects of Geoff Dyer's intellect is how nomadic it is. With dazzling authority and acuity, he has roamed over subjects as varied and dense as jazz (<em>But Beautiful</em>), photography (<em>The Ongoing Moment</em>), D.H. Lawrence (<em>Out of Sheer Rage</em>), and the perfect doughnut (the title essay of <em>Otherwise Known as the Human Condition</em>). Dyer himself is just as peripatetic, and his appetite for new experiences is the perfect reason to procrastinate on writing about them. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:03:00 +0000 John McAlley 48337 at http://wvasfm.org A 'Great Day At Sea' For A Brit Aboard An American Carrier 10 Eye-Catching Reads For The Book Lover On Your List http://wvasfm.org/post/10-eye-catching-reads-book-lover-your-list Some books paint pictures with words; others use pictures to render us speechless. No matter the method, you'll lose yourself in the best possible way leafing through the volumes in this year's list of recommended gift books. If pages were like musical notes, these titles would produce a pretty great mashup. Envision one of photographer Cindy Sherman's crones in the forest of a Brothers Grimm tale. Set one of graphic novelist Chris Ware's "building stories" inside, say, the curvaceous contours of an architectural masterwork by Frank Gehry. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:03:00 +0000 John McAlley 19682 at http://wvasfm.org 10 Eye-Catching Reads For The Book Lover On Your List