Category Archives: Books

The Depressing Thing About Housing Porn

And, no, I’m not talking about porn that takes place in houses (I’ll leave that to the state government of Utah). I mean the genre, both in its online and print incarnations, that shows beautiful houses or apartments. What’s weird … Continue reading

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A Hugo Award Observation: The Irony of Rabid Puppies

No, I’m not referring to genuinely ill dogs–that’s just sad to even think about. Instead, I’m referring to a bunch of rightwing morons headed by a blogger known as Vox Day (SEE WHAT HE DID THERE? AND HE WILL HAVE … Continue reading

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MAD BIOLOGIST NEWS–Publishing industry sources today revealed that Mike the Mad Biologist has signed a deal to publish Kierkegaard Was a Neurobiologist. Despite certain misgivings, such as the Mad Biologist’s inability to write a paragraph without using the word fuck, … Continue reading

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This Is Definitely Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Definitely presidential pardon territory: Ecoterrorist Rebecca Rubin was sentenced Monday to five years in prison — and to read a book by Malcolm Gladwell. I’m not sure there’s redemption to be found in books by a horrible person either.

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Le Rhinoceros

If I were a crazy rich person–as opposed to a crazy not-rich person–I would buy myself a copy of The Rhinoceros: A Monograph (observed at the Natural History Museum, Washington D.C.): To give you some idea of the size of … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Observed in the Prudential Center Barnes & Noble bookstore, and noted without further comment:

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