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Must-Read: 33 1/3 Books: J. Dilla's Donuts

Must-Read: 33 1/3 Books: J. Dilla’s Donuts

Soul music in book form!

How Fantasy Becomes Life: Matthew Berry's "Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of *Fantasy Sports* From the Guy Who's Lived It"

How Fantasy Becomes Life: Matthew Berry’s “Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of *Fantasy Sports* From the Guy Who’s Lived It”

Imagine being late to your own wedding because you and your buddies were drawing numbers for the upcoming fantasy draft. Imagine breaking your spine and then days later drafting your team while a nurse drains your bladder with a catheter. Or my favorite … Imagine wearing a lion outfit and then being hunted with paint ball guns by 12 of your fantasy football buddies because you finished last in your league. All true stories. All detailed in Matthew Berry’s Fantasy [...]

Metal Monday Volume 132 (7.22.13)

Metal Monday Volume 132 (7.22.13)

I knew this book was going to be fun when in the opening foreword, co-writer Jon Wiederhorn stated that Uncle Al’s trials and tribulations “makes Motley Crue’s The Dirt look like Goodnight Moon“. And it really, really does! Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen is a must-have for Ministry and rock bio fans because when it comes to Jourgensen, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll isn’t just a saying it’s a way of life. As a longtime fan [...]

Book Review: Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

Book Review: Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

The book I’ve been waiting for all my life (or at least for the past five years or so) is here.

Jason Mulgrew's 236 Pounds of Class Vice President: 200 Pages of Funny

Jason Mulgrew’s 236 Pounds of Class Vice President: 200 Pages of Funny

This guy wants you to read his new book. So do I, actually.

John Taylor's In The Pleasure Groove: Book Review

John Taylor’s In The Pleasure Groove: Book Review

Duran Duran’s John Taylor joins the club of rock star autobiographies with “In the Pleasure Groove.” Is the bassist’s memoir worth reading?

Mary Wells & Sly & The Family Stone Book Reviews: Big Money Goes To Soul School

Mary Wells & Sly & The Family Stone Book Reviews: Big Money Goes To Soul School

If you’re a fan of soul music, we’ve got reviews of two books you must add to your must-read list.

Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History: Book Review

Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History: Book Review

A new coffee-table book takes a look at the life and career of the incomparable Miles Davis. Does the book match up with the legend?

Reading Is Fundamental: "Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History"

Reading Is Fundamental: “Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History”

Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History compiles all the television series and film series into an easy to digest bible of the past 45 years of Star Trek.

Reading Is Fundamental: "Hollywood Myths"

Reading Is Fundamental: “Hollywood Myths”

The book “Hollywood Myths” attempts to get the story behind the story regarding some of the most scandalous situations in film history…like whether Rock Hudson was bumpin’ uglies with…Jim Nabors? Gooollllly!

Reading Is Fundamental: New Kids on the Block Five Brothers & A Million Sisters

Reading Is Fundamental: New Kids on the Block Five Brothers & A Million Sisters

I should take offense to the title of this book. I am-somewhat unashamedly-a New Kids on the Block fan. I am also a guy. A black guy, to boot. Of course, my deficit in the heterosexuality department might explain some of my NKOTB fandom, but I’ll further confuse you by noting that I currently don’t, and never did, find Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Jonathan or even Joey dreamy, or even attractive. So, yeah, it’s weird. I’m a dude, there were no [...]

Reading Is Fundamental: "Featuring Michael Jackson"

Reading Is Fundamental: “Featuring Michael Jackson”

Author Joe Vogel’s new book, “Featuring Michael Jackson,” continues to make the case for the King of Pop to be judged on his considerable musical merits.