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Book Review: Something About the Blues – an unlikely collection of poetry by Al Young

The poetry in Something About the Blues is beautiful, captivating, painful, powerful, sometimes soothing, and often thought-provoking. Highly recommended. Read More »

Book Review: Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics by William Bonner and Lila Rajiva

A serious and hilarious guide to surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics. Read More »

Book Review: Ecohouse: A Design Guide, 3rd Edition, by Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes, and Stephanie Thomas

A beautifully designed, well-written, thorough guide to the ecohouse. Much recommended as both an inspiration and a technical guide. Read More »

Book Review: The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In, by Hugh Kennedy

A fascinating, powerful, and engaging narrative told in a remarkably straightforward and balanced way. Read More »

Book Review: Consider the Source: A Critical Guide to the 100 Most Prominent News and Information Sites on the Web by James F. Broderick & Darren W. Miller

Whether you are a newshound, student, journalist, or writer, this handy guide to news websites should save you a great deal of time. Read More »

Book Review: Adland: a Global History of Advertising by Mark Tungate

An excellent resource and primer for anyone interested in getting into advertising, with insight into its history and major players. Read More »

Book Review: Teeth by Aracelis Girmay

Teeth is, whatever one's stylistic preferences, an important collection of poems. Girmay's is a bold and fresh voice in poetry. Read More »

Book Review: Virtual Worlds – Rewiring Your Emotional Future by Jack Myers

A near Utopian vision of human transformation and evolution through immersion in virtual worlds. Read More »

Book Review: An Ocean of Air – Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere by Gabrielle Walker

A wonderful journey behind the science of air through a series of biographical narratives to be read and re-read. Read More »

Book Review – The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origins of War by David Livingstone Smith

If David Livingstone Smith's analysis in this book is correct, then we all should read it: it is that important. Read More »