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Build A Complete Library

What features 1,082 titles, weighs 700 pounds, is 52 miles high, and totals nearly half a million pages? Read More »

Xingolati Update – Flaming Lips Cruise Madness

Update on “Xingolati, (pronounced Zîng-gō-läh-ti) – Groove Cruise of the Pacific,” headlined by the tuneful and mysterious Flaming Lips, fresh off their piratical SpongeBob soundtrack appearance. In addition to performing live on the boat in one of their few scheduled performances for the year, the Flaming Lips will screen their newly released documentary The Fearless Freaks onboard the ship. The ... Read More »

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

It is a flyspeck on the map, the merest hint of a place, a lonely tropical coral atoll in the middle of a cerulean Pacific. The place is the Republic of Kiribati, in the Gilbert Islands, an island that, while not quite at the back end of nowhere, certainly lives in that general neighborhood. J. Maarten Troost’s book The Sex ... Read More »

McKenna’s Guide to Caribbean Beers by Mark McKenna

It’s a tough job to write a guide to regional beers, but thankfully Mark McKenna’s ten years in the Caribbean gave him the opportunity to sample all 75 local brands. His experience is chronicled in his new book, McKenna’s Guide to Caribbean Beers: All the Islands, All the Brews published by Parrot. In the book, he goes through each of ... Read More »

Book Review: Exploring Texas History: Weekend Adventures by Elaine L. Galit & Vikk Simmons

In 1914 a Japanese man remembered the Alamo, and other fine tales of how Texas became Texas. Read More »

Rawicz: The Long Walk—A Sobering Reflection on Real Torture and Deprivation

"I had to tell my story as a warning to the living, and as a moral judgment for the greater good." Read More »

“All-natural deodorizer also kills germs”… No, for real this time

I cannot believe this. The Japanese–perhaps in their tiny country, this is a case of necessity being the mother of invention–have invented a totally organic compound that literally deactivates deadly microorganisms in garbage dumps–and eliminates the worst of the smell. Think about that for a minute. Flies no longer hang around garbage dumps treated with this mixture–called Effective Microorganisms, or ... Read More »

McPhee: La Place de la Concorde Suisse—Glacial Peace in a Neutral Country

McPhee assembles elements of Swiss life into a precise picture of this neutral - but hardly pacifist - country. Read More »

Albanov: In the Land of the White Death—Surviving the Siberian Arctic

Thrilling tale of 150-mile trak across Arctic ice in 1914, just 2 years after the Antarctic death of Scott. Read More »

Bryson: The Lost Continent—Undiscovered America

Any Bryson travelogue is a series of poignant or pithy vignettes, stirred together into a stew of unique flavor. Read More »