Monthly Archives: August 2010

If You Want To Help An Author…

Thanks to reader Ret Marut for this post.   If you have friends or family members who have written a book: 1. Buy your friend’s book. Encourage other friends to buy the book. Go to your local library or bookstore … Continue reading

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Visions of the Apocalypse

After a summer of reading Justin Cronin’s The Passage, Margaret Atwood’s After the Flood ,Marcel Theroux’s Far North and re-reading A Canticle for Leibowitz, I was well and truly psyched for next month’s Scientific American “ Apocalit” features. All things … Continue reading

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Real Locations – Imaginary Crimes

  Whether it be the London of Sherlock Holmes or the Ystad of the Swedish Wallander, Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco or Donna Leon’s Venice, the settings chosen by crime fiction authors have helped those writers to bring their fictional investigators … Continue reading

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Do It In Public

Thanks to Brian Heater from Read Comics In Public Day for this post Like so many great things in this world, Read Comics in Public Day has its roots in a joke. I don’t remember the exact wording, but it … Continue reading

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Visit The Garden of Knowledge

  Designed and built by 100Landschafts Architektur group Berlin, The Jardin de la Connaissance is a temporary garden in a Quebec, Canada forest.Incorporating approximately 40,000 books, multi-coloured wooden plates and several varieties of mushrooms the Jardin is just one of an … Continue reading

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Will You Help A Brother (Therapist) Out?

Please check out this post from the innovative travel psychologist and travel writer Dr. Michael Brein and then support his new project on Kickstarter. THE TRAVEL PSYCHOLOGIST E-BOOK SERIES You wouldn’t believe the incredible stories people have told me about … Continue reading

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Gotta Love Strange Maps !

Frank Jacobs has been curating and writing the Strange Maps blog since 2006 and has recently joined the culturally minded Big Think collective. You can also find a terrific selection of Frank’s bizarre and brilliant work in the Strange Map … Continue reading

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I’m Not Waiting For The Paperback, This Time

The first dictionary of slang, out of print for 300 years, is being published by the Bodleian Library, Oxford from a rare copy unearthed in its collections.Originally entitled A New Dictionary of Terms, Ancient and Modern, of the Canting Crew, its … Continue reading

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Mehr Hundertwasser

As requested, more Hundertwasser.   “The Straight Line Leads to The Downfall of Humanity” — Friedensreich Hundertwasser  

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Be A Bookstore Hero

Located in the colorful Mission District of San Francisco, Modern Times Bookstore is facing a financial crisis and urgently needs an influx of cash if they are going to survive through the summer. Modern Times is, as the store put … Continue reading

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