[sotd] California Literary Review [April 29, 2010]

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        Site of the Day for Thursday, April 29, 2010

        California Literary Review

Today's site offers a noteworthy middlebrow journal, brimming with thoroughly
readable reviews, which has progressed from its narrow beginnings in the
exclusively literary field to a consideration of a broad body of popular 
culture.
Gentle Subscribers will discover reviews in areas as diverse as video games to
biographies of eminent and not-so-eminent Victorians. 

"Founded January 1, 2004 in Carlsbad, California, the California Literary Review
began as a literary journal but has since grown into a complete arts and culture
magazine featuring talented writers from throughout the United States, Europe 
and
Mexico." - from the website

This well-written publication specializes primarily in reviews -- of books, art 
and
design, movies, television, the performing arts and even computer games. One of 
the
strengths of the site's layout, which propels it from the merely interesting to 
the
compulsively readable, is the enticing group of related items at the conclusion 
of
each article -- from a review of a non-fiction work about a scandalous affair in
the Victorian era, to "Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and 
the
Bitter Partnership That Transformed America" and from there, down the primrose 
path
to a review of a Horace Greeley biography. Currently featured on the opening 
page
are reviews of several of the latest films, one on a new Tammy Wynette 
biography, a
look at a recent thriller from Jonathan Maberry and the journal's wryly humorous
television/movie blog.

Swoop over to the site for a look at a magazine with a focus on popular culture 
at:

http://calitreview.com/

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