Author Archives | joshacorman

Five Reasons You Should Absolutely be (Re)Watching The West Wing

Since the advent of TV on DVD (and even more so since the creation of Netflix’s instant streaming service), I’ve been a shameless proselytizer for the many excellent TV programs of the last, say, decade and a half that I’ve caught up on once their original audiences moved on or well after the original audience […]

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A New Venture and A Big Fat Thank You

Hi all. Your friendly neighborhood Corman here. I have some good news to share with all you wonderful people who have spent time here at TTAF over the past year. Last week, the website Book Riot (www.bookriot.com) made me a contributor. Both of the pieces I submitted in my application were originally published here at […]

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Of Youth and Age: 5 Things That Have Changed As I’ve Grown Older

Author’s Note: Let me take this space to thank my lovely wife for helping me generate some of this post’s content. By “generate content,” I mean that she helped me remember things that have changed for me as I’ve gotten older, which, evidently, was too much of a mental struggle for me.   I stole part […]

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Instead of a Show

I have a complicated relationship with “Praise and Worship” music. In the first place, it bothers me that when we say the word ‘worship,’ we have come more and more to mean ‘sing songs,’ though there is no question that such a definition is almost comically limiting. In the second place, I am wary of […]

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On Torture and Abortion and Art and Moral Responsibility

Over Christmas break, a friend of mine in town from Los Angeles (he works in “the industry,” and he said that without any irony whatsoever) was discussing with me the slate of then-upcoming theatrical releases we were both excited to see. One of us mentioned Zero Dark Thirty and I said that I’d read somewhere […]

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Karen Thompson Walker: What Fear Can Teach Us

Recently I had my students watch this TED Talk from author Karen Thompson Walker. I’m trying to teach them to make clear, well-supported arguments, especially about subjects that they might not think consciously about very often. Fear is one of those things that we all know intimately and experience frequently, and yet our thoughts about […]

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Mea Culpa: My Secret Season with The Fighting Irish

It’s best to just get this out of the way: I am an enormous hypocrite. Until now, only three other people knew just how enormous. There’s my wife, who walked in on me when I was in the middle of breaking a solemn, public vow I’d made just months prior. Then there are my friends […]

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#1 How To Read A Classic

The most read post of the year is finally here. We will be getting back to blogging shortly, in fact we will be back this evening. Make sure to keep reading the site and share it with friends. For the original post click here. Mark Twain famously said that a classic is a book everyone […]

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#2 Eleven (Really) Long Novels Worth Your While

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#6 Spotify, The Pirate Bay, and the Lie That They Don’t Matter

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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