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As many reading this may already know, author and subdued "gonzo school” journalist Matt Taibbi’s been kind of busy over the past few months. He left Rolling Stone and he’s now working for ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 100 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 11:06 PM PDT with 237 Recommends
Norwegian By Night by Derek B Miller Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt May 21st 2013 303 Pages Recipient of Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger 2013 “An eighty-two-...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
I’d almost forgotten about the three friends who, while hiking in Kurdistan in 2009, were lured across the Iraq/Iran border and then held prisoner in an Iranian jail for two years. Then I saw a ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 03:09 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
(crossposted at FDL and at VOTS ) Book review: Koch, Max. Capitalism and Climate Change: Theoretical Discussion, Historical Development and Policy Responses. Houndmills, Basingstroke, Hampshire UK:
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist By Bill McKibben Times Books $18.61 ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 01:30 PM PST with 37 Recommends
The war tried to kill us in the spring. As grass greened the plains of Nineveh and the weather warmed, we patrolled the low-slung hills beyond the cities and towns. We moved over them and ...
by DrLori
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 06:27 AM PST with 6 Recommends
There is only one genre in fiction. The genre is called “book.” Or so says Andrew Martin, the protagonist in Matt Haig's Edgar Nominated book, The Humans . That this book was nominated in the ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Book Review: Smith, Peter F. Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: A Race Against Time . London and New York: Routledge/ Earthscan, 2014. Print. (also to be seen at Firedoglake ) The book I'm ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST with 20 Recommends
More travel this week. Travel to Canada, and to be specific, to Quebec. The Eastern Townships, south of Montreal, is where you would find Three Pines, if the bucolic village actually existed outside ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Book review: Wallerstein, Immanuel et al. Does Capitalism Have A Future? Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013. (crossposted to Firedoglake and to VOTS ) This book is a "response" anthology, with the lead ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 146 comments on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 07:00 AM PST with 49 Recommends
Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics By Shawn J. ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 311 comments on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST with 65 Recommends
I have written before about my paternal grandfather, here and here . Tonight's book reminded me of Granddad and has prompted me to do a little more digging into his World War I service. He never ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 24 Recommends
All my life, I've been a book snob. The movie? Bah, never as good. TV series? Oh, please. No budget will ever encompass the special effects that can be generated in the mind of a reader. No cast ...
by Mark Sumner
Comment Count 105 comments on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 03:00 PM PST with 42 Recommends
What's For Dinner? is a community forum published every Saturday at 4:30pm (Seattle/Sonoma), 5:30pm (Salt Lake City/Santa Fe) 6:30pm (St. Paul/Springfield), 7:30pm (Sarasota/Schenectady). ...
by yojimbo
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 04:30 PM PST with 38 Recommends
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 01:30 PM PST with 39 Recommends
How far would you go to protect your child? I've never had any of my own, so am not really in a position to say, but I think I would have done anything to protect my husband and anything for his ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends
What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and ...
by Mark Sumner
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 30 Recommends
I love the South. Perhaps because I was born and raised in Chicago, I always found the South to be a place of mystery and romance. The best part of the years we spent traveling the country was the ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 22 Recommends
There's something to be said for the view that the novel form is, first and foremost, a window into the human heart and mind. Novels tend to have protagonists, and the form -- unlike a play or a ...
by Steve Masover
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 08:05 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I love Boston. While we traveled the country during the 80s, we spent weeks at a time out at Hanscom Air Force Base, which sits halfway between Lexington and Concord. Almost thirty years ago, we ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 42 Recommends