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Here are those of my reviews that don't fit into any other category.

Date Place Review Title Book Title Author
January 2016 The New Criterion Stuff Happens The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge Matt Ridley
May 7, 2015 Chronicles Blessed Be the Passionate H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald
February 27, 2014 Taki's Magazine Useless Mouths The Second Machine Age:
Work, Progress, and Prosperity
in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Erik Brynjolfsson
Andrew McAfee
October 31, 2013 Taki's Magazine Faking Sincerity Sincerity: How a moral ideal
born five hundred years ago
inspired religious wars,
modern art, hipster chic,
and the curious notion
that we all have something
to say (no matter how dull)
R. Jay Magill, Jr.
Winter 2011/12 Claremont Review
    of Books
The Importance of
a College Education
Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kids Into College

In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic
Andrew Ferguson

"Professor X"
May 19, 2010 Taki's Magazine Airing Otherwise Unpalatable Truths Two and a Half Men Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn
March 18, 2009 Taki's Magazine "The Troubles" Continue Watching the Door Kevin Myers
October 20, 2008 The American Conservative Getting It White Stuff White People Like Christian Lander
March 2008 The New Criterion Man is Wolf to Wolf. American Earth: Environmental
    Writing Since Thoreau
edited by Bill McKibben
April 21, 2007 The Wall Street Journal To: Emailers
Subject: Etiquette.
Send David Shipley & Will Schwalbe
November 5-6, 2005 The Wall Street Journal Civility Under Siege Talk to the Hand Lynne Truss
March 27, 2005 The Washington Examiner Poetry's Plum Gone to Hell Break, Blow, Burn Camille Paglia
July 24 2004 National Review Online Oh, the Songs! De-Lovely Irwin Winkler
May 2004 The New Criterion The Strangest Travel
Book Ever Written
An African in Greenland Tété-Michel Kpomassie
April 27, 2004 The New York Sun Ya bo! Invooboo Scouting for Boys Robert Baden-Powell.
January 4, 2004 The Washington Times A Kazakh Sport's Lasting Allure Eagle Dreams Stephen J. Bodio
January 29, 2003 NRO The Old, Weird America Hank Williams: Lost Highway A play by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik.
December 19, 2002 National Review Derbazon.com (Various books) My Christmas roundup.
May 20, 2002 National Review Exiles on Main Street The Middle of Everywhere Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
January 2002 The New Criterion The Age of Bad Ideas Life at the Bottom Theodore Dalrymple
October 26, 2001 NRO Bellini? — Aaaaah! The opera Norma Vincenzo Bellini
January 2001 The New Criterion Valiant for Truth. Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?
    Discourses on Reflexology,
    Numerology, Urine Therapy,
    and Other Dubious Subjects
Martin Gardner
December 23, 2000 NRO Christmas Book Selections     (End of year round-up)    
Before 2000
November 1999 The New Criterion Serious About Books The Book On the Bookshelf Henry Petroski