• Book Review: The Age of Acquiescence (2015)

    Book Review: The Age of Acquiescence (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel Why aren’t the majority of U.S. citizens rising up against their gradual (or not so gradual) impoverishment under the current economic system? That’s the question Steve Fraser sets out to answer in his book from earlier […]

     
  • Prologue to the Forthcoming Sequel to My Memoir

    by Alan F. Zundel Well, the ideas for the sequel to my recent memoir have jelled enough that I am finding some thematic direction for it. I just wrote a Prologue, which follows below. You comments are welcome. The last […]

     
  • Movie Review: Brooklyn (2015)

    Movie Review: Brooklyn (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel Sometimes the simplest stories are the most profound, and the story in “Brooklyn” is profoundly simple. A young woman leaves her home, adjusts to a new life, returns home, and struggles to decide whether to stay […]

     
  • Book Review: The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)

    Book Review: The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Despite its unenticing title, I emphatically recommend this book. It is easily the most important book I’ve read this year, as it gave me a better comprehension of the wrenching changes our world is going through […]

     
  • Movie Review: Ex Machina (2015)

    Movie Review: Ex Machina (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Ex Machina” has plenty on its surface to hold your attention, but underneath it feels soulless—much like the character at the center of the story. That character is Ava, a humanoid robot played by Alicia Vikander, […]

     
  • Movie Review: The Martian (2015)

    Movie Review: The Martian (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel “The Martian,” a movie about an astronaut struggling to survive on Mars, struggles to maintain its life on the screen. It is kept alive primarily by Matt Damon and the magic of science, despite mortal threats […]

     
  • Backing Off From This Blog

    by Alan F. Zundel Those few of you who have been following this blog know that I’ve been heading into some hard choices, feeling crunched for the time to do everything I’m trying to do. Today I decided writing reviews […]

     
  • Book Review: The Sleep Room (2013)

    Book Review: The Sleep Room (2013)

    by Alan F. Zundel “The Sleep Room” is a deliciously old-fashioned spooky tale—part ghost story, part mystery, and part horror. I like to read before bedtime and this one had me reluctant to turn out the lights. It has a […]

     
  • Movie Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

    Movie Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Nightcrawler” is one of those movies that is a vehicle for a talented actor to show his or her stuff in an unconventional role. Its attraction is a fascinating lead character; its shortcoming is that the […]

     
  • Book Review: Democracy More or Less (2014)

    Book Review: Democracy More or Less (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Democracy More or Less: America’s Political Reform Quandary” has important things to say about reforming the U.S. political system, but I fear its message won’t reach many people. It’s written in academese, a language similar to […]