Clyde Mandelin, a professional translator who runs the excellent Legends of Localization, has released a new book entirely about quirks and cool little features found in Earthbound, aka Mother 2. Read more...
The science writer says that while researching her new book, “The Glass Universe,” she read fiction about the time period, such as “The Custom of the Country” and “O Pioneers!”
When Jillan Michaels and her partner, Heidi, were expecting their first child together, Michaels did a lot of research and educating herself on the baby-making and incubating process, and through that experience, the TV personality discovered that a lot of pregnant women are being under-informed on their choices and options. Show More Summary
The following is a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Any page numbers are from the print edition. Enjoy! Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.” —-“Whenever you find yourself on the side […]
Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates stopped by Business Insider to talk about his new book " A Passion For Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform From Fifty Years of Public Service. " Over the course of his long career in government, Gates served under numerous US presidents. Show More Summary
Mary Ruefle’s writing–particularly that in her new book, My Private Property, a collection of short essays and prose poems–is looked at alongside Anne Carson’s Float, a collection of 22 chapbooks from Knopf, at Los Angeles Review of Books. “Carson and Ruefle are both poets and more than poets: they are essayists, experimenters; they teach; they […]
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) 'Cilia', from CSHLPress, examines key aspects of ciliary biology -- from the molecular to the organismal level -- in normal physiology and disease. The contributors dissect the complex structures of motile...Show More Summary
Joi Ito and Jeff Howe have a new book called Whiplash. Joi's the head of MIT's Media Lab and an extraordinary thinker. Jeff brings the ideas and the lessons of the Lab to life. This is a big think, well...
Yay, my new book has gotten a couple of great reviews just in time for holiday shopping season — and library-stocking season, apparently. Library Journal has named The Water-Saving Garden as “essential” for libraries building their collection of books about current gardening trends. Show More Summary
Categories: Quickies What happened to all of the drugs the media panicked about? – “The introduction of the internet decades later helped spread a new kind of drug craze. Like memes, stories... (Read more...)
I am delighted to hear that a book containing essays and art commentaries by the late Fr Michael Morris will be released on December 8th. It is published by Magnificat, for whom he wrote for many years.I haven’t read the book, but will review it for this column as soon as I get hold of a copy. Show More Summary
Freshly minted Grammy nominee supports his new book, The Keys.
Whiplash Book, Haptic Chair, Go Mix, and Out of Copyright Works Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future -- Joi Ito's new book. (via BoingBoing) Disney Research Wants to Make VR Haptics as Immersive as Visuals (Kurzweil AI) -- The haptic app, called VR360HD, was developed and tested using a consumer headset and Disney Research’s haptic chair. Show More Summary
There are some books that just demand space on your bookshelf—not just because they’re interesting but also because these books break new ground in a way that will enrich your intellectual life. A new book on racism, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, written by Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., […]
The gifted architect gets his due in handsome new tome As muse and source of inspiration, Los Angeles continues to be most generous. It seems like a new book concerning our fair metropolis is published just about every month, and we now invite you to join us as we sift through the most interesting ones and meet their authors. Show More Summary
It's not often you see a working collaboration between a Christian theologian and an atheist, but Randal Rauser and Justin Schieber have found a way to make it work in their new book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything.It's an informal debate on faith, morality, and the universe.
Tommaso Dorigo’s new book Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab has just become available. I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in high energy physics who wants some insight into how collider experiments … Continue reading ?
A new book features John Loengard’s most iconic portraits.
Paul Bloom is by no means making the case for heartlessness in his new book. He prefers a mixture of caring and detached cost-benefit analysis.
Megyn Kelly is a journalist, but she’s also a sort of actress, suggested Isaac Chotiner in a Monday review of her new book, Settle for More. To Chotiner, Kelly’s a conservative who plays a nonpartisan on TV. She has “done her best to...Show More Summary