There is another book award coming soon. It’s called the Quills, and it seems to be an effort to bring books and authors to a marketing level a little more on par with film and the Oscars (the award ceremony will be broadcast on NBC […]

“Although Plato compared the human soul to a chariot pulled by the two horses of reason and emotion, modern economics has mostly been a one-horse show,” says a recent article in the Economist. “It has been obsessed with reason.” Yet, new research is showing that […]

Here is the book that relates to an earlier post I made regarding intellectual life. Jonathan Rose’s recent article was excerpted from his own book titled The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. Herre is how Amazon describes the book. “Which books did the […]

A friend of mine recently gave me this CD, (Ahn Trio, Ahn-Plugged) and I just got around to listening to it. It is simply fantastic. I don’t know how to describe it. Three sisters play classical music together, beautifully. Yet their selection of pieces runs […]

“Believing, with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretive one […]

Some friends of mine just emailed me about this new film starring Marlee Matlin called What the (Bleep) Do We Know? It seems that is it gaining a cult following. From the Web site: “It’s a documentary. It’s a story. It has mind-blowing special effects. […]

This year, Sports Illustrated readers can elect not to receive the annual swimsuit issue. According to an article in a recent New York Times, there are people who find beautiful women in expensive bikinis as “alien to the mission of a weekly sports magazine.” I […]

This looks like an interesting book. It’s written by Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine. By the way, he will be a guest tonight on the Charlie Rose show. Here is what the publisher has to say about the book. “Since when did believing in […]

In honor of yesterday’s inauguration, I thought I would put a link to the new Jib Jab video. You might remember the cartoon video they made during the campaign, to the tune of “This Land is Your Land.” The new one is just as funny; […]

We are entering the age of personalization of technology, and according to this article its ramifications on our culture are yet to actualize. “The remote control shifted power to the individual, and the technologies that have embraced this principle in its wake—the Walkman, the Video […]