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/ A.M. Holm <admin-sotd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Manage your subscription and view the List archives on the web at: <http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/webpage?webpage_id=sotd> and <http://www.freelists.org/archives/sotd> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNSUBSCRIBE by sending a blank email to sotd-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the Subject field.