Robin Brenner is a twenty-something graduate of Bryn Mawr College who lives in Arlington, Mass., and works in nearby Lexington (yes, famous from the Revolutionary War and often associated with that other town, Concord). Her recent incarnations in the working world have included secretary and English tutor, although now she has found a home at Cary Memorial Library as a "floater" (which basically means she works anywhere and everywhere in the library) and is loving every minute of it. Although she misses the community, and yes, even the studying, at Bryn Mawr, she's nevertheless embraced her new position in life as a working, apartment-renting adult.
Aside from reading, listening to music, drinking way too much espresso and squeezing whatever creativity she can into her life -- be it some incarnation of fine art or writing -- she tends to enjoy most hanging out with her friends, watching admittedly too much TV and seeing as many movies as possible. As you can probably tell by her reviews, her interests range through the many genres of music, film and literature, from Nine Inch Nails to Loreena McKennitt, Quentin Tarantino to Billy Wilder, and William Gibson to Jeanette Winterson. She hopes you enjoy her reviews -- you can drop her an e-mail to let her know what you think.
Also, check out her homepage.
Stories by Robin include:
Burlap to Cashmere, Anybody Out There?
The Burns Sisters, Out of the Blue
Cruachan, The Middle Kingdom
Daisy DeBolt, I Can
Daisy DeBolt, Souls Talking
Mark Erelli, Compass & Companion
Mark Erelli, Mark Erelli
David Francey, Torn Screen Door
J.P. Jones, Back to Jerusalem
Laune Rangers, Launie Tunes
Lori McKenna, Paper Wings & Halo
Loreena McKennitt, The Book of Secrets
The McKrells, Live
Cathy Miller, Living for the Stars
Martin Posen, Triple Heater
Kate Price, Deep Heart's Core
Kate Price, The Time Between
Eri Sugai, Mai
Zoe Vandermeer, If Love Be the Food of Musick
various artists, Indiegrrl Compilation CD Vol. 1
various artists, Music from the Zydeco Kingdom
various artists, The Talented Mr. Ripley
Erica Wheeler, Three Wishes
The Woods Tea Co., Side By Each
Nancy Garden, The Year They Burned the Books
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley
David Hunt, The Magician's Tale
Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist