Bad fiction. The other kind.

What's the worst American fiction of the 21st century? Last month, in preparation for the baseball season, I read Brendan Boyd's 1991 novel Blue Ruin, based on the 1919 Black Sox scandal. It was overwrought, annoyingly clever, and depressingly bleak, hardly the thing to get me in the mood. But it did remind me of … Continue reading Bad fiction. The other kind.

Kid Rock, Trump, and telling it like it is

A couple weeks back, Kid Rock sat down with Tucker Carlson and explained what he liked about Donald Trump. (Side note: If you don't feel embarrassed during the frequent camera cuts to Carlson erupting in mock laughter or gaping in mock astonishment, your constitution is stronger than mine.) "[Trump] speaks off the cuff," Kid said. … Continue reading Kid Rock, Trump, and telling it like it is