February 28, 2021
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Review: Obama’s memoir makes too many excuses

By | Dec 9, 2020

In his memoir, “A Promised Land,” President Barack Obama had the potential to come to terms with the shortcomings of his administration, but instead he creates an idyllic image of himself.


Review: Gov. Cuomo publishes decent pandemic memoir

By | Nov 11, 2020

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” isn’t stellar, but Cuomo’s stories about leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic are compelling.


Review: Singer-songwriter publishes elegant poetry book

By | Oct 14, 2020

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey’s newest project is a spoken-word album and poetry book with poems about love and life.


Review: ‘Twilight’ novel offers nothing new to saga

By | Aug 30, 2020

In “Midnight Sun,” a “Twilight” saga novel from Edward Cullen’s perspective, author Stephenie Meyer only solidifies Edward’s predatory behavior.


Review: Long-awaited book lacks informative story

By | Jul 4, 2020

When John Bolton announced he was writing a book about his experience as national security adviser, pandemonium ensued.


Review: Prequel builds on “Hunger Games” gruesome history

By | Jun 17, 2020

Author Suzanne Collins explores President Coriolanus Snow, the villain from the original series, in a prequel set 64 years before “The Hunger Games.”


Review: Logic’s captivating novel is full of saturated nuance

By | Apr 28, 2019

Behind a bright red and yellow cover, Maryland-based rapper Logic unveils his debut novel and New York Times Best Seller “Supermarket.”
“Supermarket” is set in a present-day fictional version of Baker City, Oregon, and is narrated from the perspective of Flynn, a struggling writer in his 20s, who was recently dumped by his partner.


Deja View: A look back at pop culture in 2017

By | Dec 15, 2017

Senior writer Jake Leary sat down with a collection of Ithacan writers, editors and producers to round out 2017.


Review: Comics for the week of 12/6

By , | Dec 8, 2017

“Justice League #34”
Written by Christopher Priest
Drawn by Pete Woods
“Justice League #34,” starts strong, but fades fast.  


Deja View: Life as a freelance pop culture journalist

By | Nov 29, 2017

Reviews Editor Jake Leary sits down with Ithaca alumn, Fred Topel to discuss what it’s like to freelance in the crowded world of pop culture journalism and how his work at the Ithacan lead to his life in the industry.


Review: Comics for the week of 11/15

By , | Nov 18, 2017

“Batman #35”
Written by Tom King
Drawn by Joëlle Jones
“Batman #35” celebrates 800 issues of the titular character, and it continues a recent shift away from classic Batman stories.


Review: Comics for the week of 11/8

By , | Nov 10, 2017

“Action Comics #991”
Written by Dan Jurgens
Drawn by Viktor Bogdanovic
Throughout DC Rebirth, the Superman series has gradually built towards the Doomsday Clock event.