Creating The Mania

Author Jon Robinson takes a look at the tremendous amount of planning it takes to bring together WWE’s annual flagship show, WrestleMania. Honestly, with Creating The Mania, I was expecting a WWE produced fluff-piece.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with both the honesty from those involved as well as the impressive detail on display from…

Everyday Hockey Heroes

Everyday Hockey Heroes contains a collection of stories from inspiring men and women inside the world of hockey, on and off the ice. I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Much like Bob’s previous hockey book, Everyday Hockey Heroes is broken up into individual sections featuring a different…

Is This Live?

MuchMusic launched the year I was born, so I’d be lying if I said I knew a whole hell of a lot about the station’s formative years.  That being said, with the majority of my teenage years spent glued to the TV,  I have fond memories of the channel as a hub for pop culture. …

The Death of the Territories

Tim Hornbaker tells the story of the collapse of the pro wrestling territorial system within the United States. I long believed that Vince McMahon was mainly successful in establishing a nation-wide wrestling promotion because he was a visionary; that he was the first of the American wrestling promoters to give it a go when it…

Calypso

David Sedaris returns with a new collection of essays dealing with getting older, medical woes and the fallout of his sister’s passing. My partner Alaina and I went to a live reading a few weeks ago. It was my first time seeing David read from his work in person and he’s just as charming and…