Nam Le‘s book of short fiction, The Boat (Knopf; $22.95), has been widely praised, and deservedly so. One of the things I like about Le is his versatility. Check out […]
Hilary Mantel writing in the June 28th Guardian: I don’t know whether the dreams of writers are better or worse than the dreams of other people, but I think perhaps […]
Upon the publication of the paperback edition of The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein gave an interview to Truthdig. Read it here. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Picador […]
[p. 103] Galaxies also shrink, on these very long timescales. This is partly because they lose energy through gravitational radiation, which has a trivial effect on any human timescale but […]
Two Paperbacks and One Hardcover: Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963 – 1975, by Patrick Rosenkranz ($34.99) A comprehensive guide to the history of comics with photos, stills and […]
From the jacket copy of The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed (Walker; $25.99): Soon we wiil be able to say about […]
We could send her over to have a talk with Mugabe. I’m just saying. Also, see Shakesville.