You might know Ashley Eckstein as the voice of Ahsoka on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but these days, she lends her voice to the company she founded: Her Universe, designers of quality apparel for geeky women. Last year, then-TMS editors...Show More Summary
This week, David, Jeff, and Devindra welcome Stephen Tobolowsky to discuss Happy Death Day and the brilliance of Jessica Rothe. Check out Stephen’s new book, My Adventures with God. Also, David goes on hiatus. You can always e-mail us...Show More Summary
Microsoft is finally dragging its ambitious Surface Book line into the present day, refining the striking design and making this a laptop you can covet for reasons besides that funky hinge. More »
Naked capitalism has had its day. Or has it? Dr Richard Hil explores a history of greed and wealth creation for the one per cent. I’ve spent quite a bit of time lately reading books and articles about the spread of neoliberal ideology across the globe. I’ve been particularly interested in two central questions. How [...]Show More Summary
By Robert Niles: What makes a film or book or TV show into a franchise? That's the literal billion-dollar question that studio executives ask themselves every day. Of course, the answer lies in popularity. If people want to keep buying new books and movie tickets and merchandise themed to something, then it's a franchise. Show More Summary
This may sound like a missing chapter from one of the Harry Potter books or perhaps a line of fan fiction, but it looks as though our favorite wizarding “school bus” recently made a real-world rescue. Jon and Helen Cluett and their four children, ages 6 through 12, were camping in the Scottish Highlands where...read more!
If you’re about to go under the knife, maybe consider booking your appointment for earlier in the day. Read more...
Start your day with Victor Davis Hanson: He’s my guest on The Bookmonger, and we have a 10-minute conversation about his new book, released today: The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won. Victor Davis Hanson WW2
On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.
Today, my new book, The Startup Way, finally hits bookshelves! It's a huge day for any author, but I also hope it can be a huge day for the future and growth of the startup movement and for the future of our country.I want people toShow More Summary
Author's Note: I recently built myself a new bookshelf in the kitchen, and in the process of reorganizing my ever-expanding book collection, I ended up blowing the dust off of more than a few majorly dog-eared pages. Old friends that...Show More Summary
Hollywood needs to go bizarro and make these five movies. Column by Christoph Paul I’m very excited to see the horror movie Happy Death Day, due in large part to its similarities to a cool Bizarro book by Tiffany Scandal that came out this year called Shit Luck. Show More Summary
Though many fans perpetuate the DC vs Marvel myth, in reality the companies are not in direct competition or haven’t been since the comic book only days. Marvel and DC can both be successful in movies without directly impacting on the other. However it’s fair to say that as of now Marvel have been making […]
The Trump administration just classified its first American prisoner off the battlefields of Syria as an “enemy combatant.” Eight years ago, when I wrote a book on the first days of Guantanamo, The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo’s First...Show More Summary
A couple of days ago, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Jerry Lembcke The Myth of the Spitting Antiwar Protester. Lembcke wrote a book a few decades ago debunking that myth but it is still going strong... stronger than ever, actually. Show More Summary
Eight years ago, when I wrote a book on the first days of Guantanamo, The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo’s First 100 Days, I assumed that Gitmo would prove a grim anomaly in our history...
I ran into my old friend Laura Ingraham last week the day her new book launched. I haven’t had a chance to dip into it yet, and there are certainly things I disagree with in it (we’ve had our disputes over the past two years), but I’m sure it’s smart and sharp-elbowed. Show More Summary
The anti-racism novel is not the first classic to have attracted the ire of school boards.
Day by day, Snowflakes and Social Justice Warriors are erasing American history and culture from our education system. The classic ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is the latest target. The book was recently pulled because its language makes people uneasy. Show More Summary
As I am wont to do these days I stumbled upon a book that might prove quite useful although I have not yet read it. It's by Karen Schneller-McDonald, a wetland and water resources specialist who runs Hickory Creek Consulting LLC. The book is Connecting the Drops: A Citizens' Guide...