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Newt Gingrich, Open Marriages and Writing about Sex in America

As you may have noticed here at The Charlie Tonic Hour we are all about good drinks and good conversation. Some of the most engaging conversations we’ve had on the podcast so far have had to do with my experience of sexuality and America’s complicated relationship with this subject, as in this post and in...

What do Spambots and Steampunks Have in Common?

  Both of them love The Charlie Tonic Hour! Ladies and Gentleman, Charlie and I wanted to take a moment before the weekend to thank all of our friends and supporters who have been with us for our first three weeks. The response has been better than we could have hoped for. As I am writing this we are...

Always, Patsy Cline

It is unnecessarily dramatic for me to point out that I was the first person in my family to go to college. It would be exaggeration to say that by moving to the city and getting involved in bizarre things like steampunk, liberal activism and imported beer I’ve created a gap between my family and...

The God Machine by Chandra Free

Comic books and anime are relatively new to me but art is not and the art is what drew me to this book immediately. The pictures are well executed and intriguing, ranging from gorgeously rendered art nouveau to playful anime and back again, often within the same page. The pictures alone make it worth the...

Will Technology Be the Destruction or the Salvation of our Social Lives?

On NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour’s last podcast of the year Glen Weldon named 2011 the beginning of “The Age of Indolence.” This was the year that he was most able to get his entertainment “…sitting like a pasha on my sofa…” Music, books, movies, TV, and comics all came streaming to him with a snap of his...

Everyone On Facebook Has Seen My Panties

  Let me start off by saying that I don’t necessarily consider myself sexy, especially not in the hyped-up femme fatale kind of way. Objectively viewed, I am firmly in the average to above average range, depending on lighting and how kind my skin is being to me on any given day. I also don’t consider...

The December Salon of The League of Cincinnati Steampunks

I’ve always loved the idea of a salon in the historical sense of a regular social gathering of eminent people at the house of a woman prominent in high society. Although I can’t claim to be the host, or even the organizer, of our local Steampunk salons I like to think that I can count myself among the...

Larry in Wonderland: A Pearls Before Swine Collection

Before I could review this book I had to pry it out of the hands of a wonderful nine year old. Considering the book was competing with an x-box and the online Lego universe game he’s obsessed with I consider that high praise indeed. Even higher praise is that I was waiting impatiently in line to read...
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