"...Directed by: Ramin Bahrani. Starring: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza and Farooq Mohammad..."
"...Directed by: Joseph Castelo. Starring: Ayad Akhtar, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen, Sarita Choudhury, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ajay Naidu, John Ventimiglia and Varun Sriram..."
"...LA HONDA: South London sounds like an unlikely place to find the smash-hit single/jingle for a new Tic Tac ad campaign, but then it's equally unlikely that some faceless megacorporation would choose a folky, VU-inspired foursome to be their spokesvoice. Singer Sarah Prentice's breathy-cool voice recalls everyone from Hope Sandoval to Joni Mitchell..."
"...But the book's true structural device is character -- the half-dozen people Kidder follows through the year. These include Laura Baumeister, a single mother scraping by on food stamps as a Smith scholarship student; Alan Scheinman, an attorney whose life has been frantically frozen in time by severe obsessive-compulsive disorder; and Frankie Sandoval, an improbably puckish crackhead...."