Category Archives : Books


Filth & Romance by Roberto Roja

Today is the official publication date for Roberto Roja’s raw and in-your-face debut novel, Filth & Romance. It is the kind of book that you will either love or hate, but you will not be indifferent to it.   Filth & Romance tells the story of an aspiring twenty-something writer, Robert Ashby, who lives above […]


Book review: Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis

This book review was written by Vanessa Rennie, Associate Editor, Laughing Fire Press.   Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis by Cynthia Barnett (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2911, 297 pp.) takes a long, hard look at how the United States understands, perceives, and uses water. Barnett is a journalist who specializes in examining and reporting […]


Big Brother is Getting Bigger, by Michael McGhee 1

  Recent reports that Facebook researchers secretly monitored Facebook users caused an outcry, with inevitable comparisons to George Orwell’s classic novel 1984.   Sadly, Facebook’s shenanigans are only a sideshow to the main event, which is the growing influence of corporations in our daily life. As government runs out of money to pay for vital […]