Entries by Jay Ruud

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 Josh Cooley (2019) “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide,” Albert Camus began his book The Myth of Sisyphus. “Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” It’s not a quotation that often comes to mind while viewing […]

Conway Donuts

Review No. 161: Conway Donuts 1311 Harkrider Street (501) 499-9841 73.7 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: It was a Sunday morning and we’d been running ourselves ragged for the past couple of days and She Said reminded me we needed to review a restaurant yet this week. So that meant […]

Odes, by Sharon Olds

Odes Sharon Olds (2016) In 2010, the poet, critic, and blogger Anis Shivani wrote on the Huffington Post of Sharon Olds: she writes about the female body in a deterministic, shamanistic, medieval manner. Infantilization packaged in pseudo-confession is her specialty… Her poetry defines feminism turned upon itself, chewing up its own hot and bothered cadaver, exposed since […]

Taj Majal Indian Kitchen

Review No. 160: Taj Majal Indian Kitchen 2850 Prince Street (501) 712-5772 73.6 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: So there’s a new Indian restaurant in Conway—and just to make it easy for you, it’s in the same location as the old Indian restaurant in Conway. The Tour of India, which […]

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val, 2019) Babysitting our 4-year-old grandkids this weekend opened up the possibility of watching an animated movie that my wife couldn’t refuse, so we were off to the cinema on Saturday afternoon to take in the new Secret Lives of Pets sequel, which turned out […]

Papa John’s

Review No. 159: Papa John’s Pizza 215 Farris Road (501) 327-9111 73.2 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: We were watching our twin preschool grandsons for the weekend, and we needed an easy meal in Conway after taking them to church with my 93-year-old mother. I figured Papa John’s would be […]