Archives: January 2009

This is the archive page for [January 2009]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Book review: "Attachment," by m.e. Jabbour | January 30, 2009
Today's book: The "antivillain" dysfunctional character drama "Attachment" by m.e. Jabbour, above-average for what it is but a book that will still appeal to only a limited audience. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 30 January 2009 | January 30, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 30th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Grotte di Matera," by "valentura" | January 30, 2009
Today's photo: "Grotte di Matera," by Italian Flickr member "valentura." | Read entire entry

Book review: "Africa: A Photographic Safari," by Carlyle Thompson | January 28, 2009
Today's book: The only so-so travel journal "Africa: A Photographic Safari," by Carlyle Thompson. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 28 January 2009 | January 28, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 28th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "People on the plaza.," by Edin Andre Ødegaard | January 28, 2009
Today's photo: "People on the plaza.," by Norwegian photographer Edin Andre Ødegaard. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Muffy: or A Transmigration of Selves," by ST Gulik | January 27, 2009
Today's book: The radically erotic sex-and-gore comedy "Muffy: or A Transmigration of Selves," by ST Gulik. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Master of Ceremonies," by David Henry Sterry | January 26, 2009
Today's book: The only so-so memoir of notorious '70s male-stripclub Chippendales, David Henry Sterry's "Master of Ceremonies." | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 26 January 2009 | January 26, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 26th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "München III," by Sven Scholz | January 26, 2009
Today's photo: "München III," by German photographer Sven Scholz. | Read entire entry

Book review: "End Credits," by AF Rützy | January 23, 2009
Today's review: The only so-so absurdist comedy about corporate culture, "End Credits" by AF Rützy. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 23 January 2009 | January 23, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 23rd, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "below zero," by Brian Bobek | January 23, 2009
Today's photo: "below zero," by Chicago-area photographer Brian Bobek. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 22 January 2009 | January 22, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 22nd, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Gary Boodhoo | January 22, 2009
Today's photo: "Untitled," by San Francisco photographer and designer Gary Boodhoo. | Read entire entry

Personal essay: Reining It In -- Summaries and synopses | January 21, 2009
Today, it's yet another of the guest essays I've been writing this fall and winter for the HarperCollinsUK website, specifically for their ongoing literary experiment "authonomy:" here, advice on writing half-page summaries, full chapter outlines and more. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 21 January 2009 | January 21, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 21st, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "susy, an old style girl," by Marco | January 21, 2009
Today's photo: "susy, an old style girl," by Italian Flickr member Marco. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 31: Monthly Music Special | January 19, 2009
Today on the podcast: It's the January edition of CCLaP's monthly music special, wherein I feature the best of the various free music I've come across online in the last month, presented college-radio-style with fades and DJ banter. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 19 January 2009 | January 19, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 19th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Dimitri Hepburn | January 19, 2009
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Chicago photographer and teacher Dimitri Hepburn. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 16 January 2009 | January 16, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 16th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by "nholtra" | January 16, 2009
Today's photo: "Untitled," by New York Flickr member "nholtra." | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 15 January 2008 | January 15, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 15th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Stephanie Kimberly | January 15, 2009
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Texas photographer Stephanie Kimberly. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Voyeurs of Death," by Shaun Jeffrey | January 14, 2009
Today's review: The genreriffic horror-story collection "Voyeurs of Death," by British author Shaun Jeffrey. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Derrick Fore | January 14, 2009
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Texas musician Derrick Fore. | Read entire entry

Okay, you freaking nerds, CCLaP finally has a Facebook page | January 13, 2009
Rejoice, freaking Facebook nerds; CCLaP finally has its own official group over there. Click through for all the details, you friending fiend! | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Yes We Can," by "mbaltstiel" | January 12, 2009
Today's photo: "Yes We Can," by Chicago Flickr member "mbaltstiel." | Read entire entry

Book review: "Earthquake ID," by John Domini | January 9, 2009
Today's book: The fantastically written Italy-set dense character study "Earthquake ID," by multiple award-winning academic author John Domini. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 9 January 2009 | January 9, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 9th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo: "???????????????," from "Nagoya Art Life" | January 9, 2009
Today's photo: "???????????????," being presented online by "Nagoya Art Life," an arts-and-culture blog for that Japanese city. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 8 January 2009 | January 8, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 8th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Incontro," by "rotondetta58" | January 8, 2009
Today's photo: "Incontro," by Italian Flickr member "rotondetta58." | Read entire entry

Announcing CCLaP's new microblog -- the "CCLAPocracy" | January 6, 2009
Announcing the latest online experiment from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography: The center's own Twitter-style microblog, in which readers debate recent reviews, announce local artistic events, post goofy personal updates and more. Today, all the details. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Monastery Ridge," by Henry West | January 5, 2009
Today's book: The surprisingly great fictionalized Korean War memoir "Monastery Ridge," by actual Korean vet and forty-year Silicon-Valley lawyer Henry West. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 5 January 2009 | January 5, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for January 5th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "London eye long exposure," by Wilfried B | January 5, 2009
Today's photo: "London eye long exposure," by French chef (and UK resident) Wilfried B. | Read entire entry

CCLaP's newest eBook, "The Year In Books 2008," is here | January 2, 2009
CCLaP's third "white paper," minor publications that gather up longer material first published here at the site, is finally here; it's a collection of the four-part "Year In Books 2008" report that's been running here all week. Today, every bit of information you need about the book and how to download a free copy. | Read entire entry

The Year In Books 2008: The CCLaP Guilty Pleasure Awards | January 1, 2009
It's the fourth and final report from this 2008's Year In Books report, the awarding of the coveted CCLaP Guilty Pleasure Awards; these are titles I ended up slavishly loving like the fanboy I am, but for one rational reason or another I probably shouldn't have. Yay, my favorite books of all! | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Day 123," by "nettlefairy" | January 1, 2009
Today's photo: "Day 123," by Flickr member "nettlefairy." | Read entire entry