Big waves, earthquakes, volcanoes, rockslides and avalanches can become more common because of global warming. It’s not just about the heat.
The Grand Design has been particularly helpful in revealing how the quantum world can be comprehensible to those of us who live in the macroscopic world.
You have to remember, this was the 60s. They didn’t know about the dangerous effects of turning your brain off back then.
If you’re looking for a book that you can actually enjoy reading, pick up a copy of The Graveyard Book, a longer book by Neil Gaiman, the author of Coraline.
It’s a strong cheese that goes right up to the border of stinkyland, but refuses to cross over. It’s nutty, and slightly sour, with a nice solid texture that slices easily but is a bit more dry than a typical cheddar.
My book review is about a book called Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger. It is about a boy and his father. The father had a magic wand and the boy had a ukulele. The other people didn’t like them. The father made too many practical jokes
I enthusiastically recommend Hooman Majd’s recent nonfiction book, The Ayatollah Begs to Differ. Majd is the grandson of an Iranian Ayatollah and the son of an exiled Iranian diplomat who is fluent in Farsi and English, who grew up in Britain and America and yet
There is enough interesting material about the Black Death of medieval Eurasia to fill several books. I would have loved to have read more about the contemporary and subsequent folklore about the plague, for instance. Yet, John Kelly seems to have avoided such rich areas of material. For that reason, I suggest that people interested in the history of the plague avoid The Great Mortality.
“President George W. Bush did 9/11. No Shit. Really.” So says Mike Palecek at the very top of his website. This declaration is a fair summation of his new short novel Guests of the Nation, a novel that Palecek sent to Irregular Times with the
Gary sends me a link this morning to Time magazine about Palin’s time as mayor: Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. “She asked the library how she could go about banning books,” he says, because
Random House had made Sherry Jones’ romance novel “The Jewel of Medina” ready for publication, and the Book of the Month Club had made it one of their picks. But as the Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein reports, the Random House corporation then decided that it