A Few of My Favorite Books of 2016

By David D. Robbins Jr. ▶ “What Belongs to You” by Garth Greenwell (Fiction) ▶ “Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers On Stage” by Robert S. Bader (Film history) ▶ “The Girls” by Emma Cline (Fiction) ▶ “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith (Fiction) ▶ “Zero K” by Don DeLillo (Fiction) ▶ “The North…

Cuba & the Lasting Magic of Mockery

By David D. Robbins Jr. It is important to remember those Cubans who suffered under Fidel Castro too, so I thought I’d give you a glimpse of a fun Cuban novel you should read … Reinaldo Arenas, one of my favorite Cuban novelists, like many of his countrymen, was enthused by the early cause of…