Happy Election Eve, everybody. Until yesterday, I had been quite proud of my neighborhood for its lack of vitriolic political yard signs. Then over the weekend, two sprouted up: a “Hillary for Prison” sign and a “Finally, Someone with Balls” sign. I might’ve expected this where I grew up in Houston. But I have to admit I’m disappointed to find it in a pretty diverse neighborhood in Northern New Jersey, 15 miles from New York City.
I need cheering up. We all do. America needs cheering up.
So I’ll start: despite whatever happens tomorrow, I’m happy to let you know that Atticus Review has a new Book Reviews Editor, Michael B. Tager. He is a writer of many short stories, essays and poems. He is the editor of Writers and Words, a monthly Baltimore reading series, and the literary journal, The Avenue. He also writes his video game biography “Retrogamer” for Cartridge Lit. Last month, he started doing an advice column with a pop-culture twist here at Atticus Review called “Dear Professor.” After some email exchanges with him, it quickly became apparent to me he actually had the goods to get AR’s Book Reviews back up and firing. So while we will be publishing the second, and perhaps final, “Dear Professor” column this week, we look forward to more book reviews coming soon.