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Book Review: 2005 Blogged by Tim Worstall

Worstall’s book asks: Do blog posts work in black and white? Read More »

Book Review: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

Voltigorkian Vibrobassists, Gelatine Princes From the 2364th Dimension, and Subterranean Homesick Bluebears, oh my! Read More »

Book Review: Beethoven’s Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and Scientific Mystery Solved by Russell Martin

Today most people view relics as sacred objects of the distant past or lusted-for booty found in novels such as The Da Vinci Code; but for Ira Brilliant and Alfredo “Che” Guevara, Jr., two modern-day Beethoven enthusiasts, the most holy relic of all was found encased in an old wooden locket: a lock of Beethoven’s hair. Saints may have held ... Read More »

Book Review: The Soul of America by Abraham King

This book is less concerned with America’s soul than those parts that have become separated from it. Specifically religion, business, politics, the workers – well, the whole country, I suppose. Read More »

Book Review: Thou Shalt Not Kill Unless Otherwise Instructed: Poems and Stories by Mike Sharpe

An angry poet takes on the occupation of Iraq and the war on terror. Read More »

Book Review: Dr. Futurity by Phillip K. Dick

An exercise in time travel goes wrong in this classic novel from one of the masters of science fiction. Read More »

Book Review: Murder at the Washington Tribune by Margaret Truman

A reporter skirts the boundaries of journalistic ethics as he fashions a serial killer for publicity. Read More »

Book Review: Star Wars And Philosophy


So how do they get the light saber's light to stop three feet from its source? Read More »

Book Review: Running From the Deity by Alan Dean Foster

The interstellar adventures of Flinx and Pip, an empath and his mini-dragon, continue. Read More »

Book Review: Killing Yourself To Live by Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman's Killing Yourself To Live: 85% of A True Story is a bittersweet road trip with one guy searching for his own peace of mind with several rock-star trivia stops along the way; an ode to love, death, music and road trips. Read More »