I got a new book for Christmas from my in-laws (thanks again if you are reading this). It’s called Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. It’s written by Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel, –another book I highly […]

It’s been one hundred years since Albert Einstein’s miraculous year of 1905. During that year, Einstein, “a young patent clerk, found the way forward. In five remarkable papers, he showed that atoms are real (it was still controversial at the time), presented his special theory […]

An article in yesterday’s New York Times hints at what may come from publishers in the future. On two publishers’ lists of New Years Resolutions is an idea to sell their books directly to the public. Edward Wyatt of the Times writes, “Last week, Peter […]

I just received my latest issue of Fast Company, and saw that New Yorker writer and author of the book, The Tipping Point is on the cover–under the headline The Accidental Guru. I haven’t had a chance to read the article in great detail yet, […]

Folio magazine reported this headline this week: Consumer Magazine Ad Revenue Hits $19.38 billion Through November. Here is its report: “Total magazine rate card reported ad revenue jumped 11.5 percent to $2.31 billion in November 2004 over the same period last year, according to the […]

This is an interesting post over at Moby Lives. Have you had enough of the current right-wing administration? In an article titled Blue Christmas, Dennis Loy Johnson writes that you can support your politics and buy books for those on your Christmas list at the […]

“Even in American cities, which seem so much alike, where people seem all to be living the same lives, striving for the same things, thinking the same thoughts, there are still individuals a little out of tune with the times—there are still survivals of a […]

This is pretty cool. George Masters, a school teacher and amateur video producer, recently made his own commercial for his beloved iPod mini. It’s very good, and it seems to be making the rounds online. Find the video here. It has even caught the attention […]

I just read in the New York Times about the Paris Review. The very best author interviews from the magazine’s archives are now readily available online, writes Laura Miller. With a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the magazine began putting its 51 […]

Lately, I find myself listening to a song again and again. It’s Jeff Buckley’s song titled Hallelujah. It’s beautiful and haunting. Some of you may know the song from a West Wing episode. Here are the lyrics: Well I heard there was a secret chord […]