Latino Catholicism & More

‘If your life ever gets boring, try this for some excitement—load up your car with live marijuana plants.”  A review of Greg Campbell’s Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America’s Most Outlaw Industry. Here.

2012 Guggenheim winners include a brilliant choice–Donald Ray Pollock (The Devil All the Time)Here.

“With a back story that you wouldn’t wish upon a Joyce Carol Oates character, Kambri Crews details the subtle terrors of living in a tin shack with an abusive yet sociopathically charming father who was never without a can of Coors and a beautiful bowling champ mother who plotted (enabled?) their rural respite as a way to keep her husband from messing around.” A review of Kambri Crews’ memoir Burn Down the Ground. Here.

“Within a very few years, the Catholic Church in the United States will be majority Latino.” A review of Timothy Matovina’s Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church. Here.

Food scares! A review of Harvey Levenstein’s Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat. Here.

Happy 100th, Fenway Park!  A review of Richard A. Johnson’s Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park 1912-2012 and several other books about the ballpark.  Here.

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