Tag: books

Strange & Wonderful Things: LINKS 03/07/18

  BIRDS A new photobook about chickens called “Chicken”: CONSCIOUSNESS From OMNI Magazine’s “Interviews from the Vault” — John Lily on dolphin consciousness: I just did a very primitive experiment — a Saturday afternoon-type experiment — at Marine World. I was floating in an isolation tank and had an underwater loudspeaker close to my head

Dictator Lit

The great author Daniel Kalder, a friend to this site, has a new podcast interview up on the radio show “To the Best of Our Knowledge.” Check it out, por favor. Your browser does not support HTML5 audio. Please update your browser to hear this media content. Daniel’s new book, The Infernal Library, hits stores

ASK AN EXPERT: Daniel Kalder (Anti-Tourism)

Daniel Kalder is the author of two of my favorite books of the 21st Century: Lost Cosmonaut: Observations of an Anti-Tourist and Strange Telescopes: Following the Apocalypse from Moscow to Siberia.  His newest book, The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy, will be released on March 6, 2018. In

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/22/18

  BELIEF A review of author Jeffrey J. Kripal’s new book, “Secret Body: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions”: Above all, Secret Body is about the perennially controversial, yet inescapable topic of belief. As a critical theorist, Kripal prompts us to reflect on our personal assumptions, as well as the shared assumptions

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 01/17/18

BUREAUCRACY Lucy Steigerwald on the bureaucratic protocols that recently sent Hawaii into a state of panic: Famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, 86, is best known for the Pentagon Papers leak. However, at the time, he also snatched thousands of documents on nuclear policy, because everything he had learned about it during his career as a civilian

ASK AN EXPERT: Ricky Sprague (Getting to Know the World of Comic Books)

Ricky Sprague is a prolific writer, cartoonist, and animator, whose short films have appeared at festivals all over the world. He’s the author of the novels Whimsical Doctor Shoe, Arsole Fantüme: Gentleman Immoralist, and the webcomic Senator Surprise. He gives us the low-down on the world of comic books. Q: Can you explain the difference between