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Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-24-2016: Seeing Red [OregonMuse]

An Impressive Library The Great Hall, Trinity College, Dublin (yeah, I don't know which one this is. I copied the image to my hard drive some time ago, and now I can't remember where I got it. Please let...

Open thread: Single ladies, the cold war, and SpaceX

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … A look at Rebecca Traister's new book, 'All the Single Ladies,' by Susan Grigsby Retracing my Cold War history, by Mark E Andersen  Why Britain's possible 'Brexit' from the EU matters to the U.S., byShow More Summary

Mid-day Open Thread: can pot treat PTSD, title of world's oldest dog changes paws

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Islamophobic Air. What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … A look at Rebecca Traister's new book, 'All the Single Ladies' by Susan Grigsby  Retracing my Cold War history by Mark E Andersen Why Britain's possible 'Brexit' from the EU matters to the U.S. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Inequality is accelerating the life-expectancy gap between rich and poor

Sam Pizzigati  writes on inequality for the Institute for Policy Studies. His latest book is  The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970. At Other Words, he writes—The...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-17-2016: Imbalances [OregonMuse]

A Book Purchase List (Pic stolen from Aeppol: http://www.boredpanda.com/illustrations-the-blossom-of-youth-aeppol/) Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book...

Whatcha Reading? April 2016 Edition

It’s time for our monthly discussion of expensiveness, where we talk about what we’re reading, what we liked, and then buy more books because everyone has great recommendations. Also – this is one of my favorite threads every month, so thank you for being part of it! Sarah: I’m buffet-reading books and it’s not good. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-10-2016: Honest Graft [OregonMuse]

Millicent Library, Fairhaven, Massachusetts Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. And to all you young lovers wherever you are, we hope your problems are few. Welcome to...

Dreamfall Chapters: Book Five – Redux teased with new images

The conclusion to Dreamfall Chapters is currently without a release date, but today, developer Red Thread Games was kind enough to release teaser images. If you have yet to play the previous episodes, the team said the images contain spoilers. Continue at your own risk, then. Titled Book Five: Redux, Red Thread said it prefers […]

Open thread for night owls—Jonathan Blum: Phasing in $15 an hour isn't necessary or wise

Jonathan Rosenblum is a union and community organizer in Seattle. His first book, on labor organizing, will be published by Beacon Press in spring 2017.  At  Alternet  h e writes—Most Americans Won't Make $15 an Hour for Five Years—But...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'Economic hit man' says things now worse than when he wrote his book

Sarah van Gelder at Yes! magazine writes—More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: This Time, They’re Coming for Your Democracy. In a preface to her interview with John Perkins, she notes: Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and it rapidly rose up The New York Times’ best-seller list. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-03-2016: The Shame Of The Cities [OregonMuse]

Mark Twain Branch Library, Detroit, c. 1940 Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. And to all you young lovers wherever you are, we hope your problems are...

Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, International Children’s Book Day 2016

A few quick reminders: the damage poll is coming up on Tuesday, so do start counting up those receipts (it's more fun than doing your taxes anyway)! The deadline for entries for the Prix Eau Faux is April 10. And our first (and maybe last! we'll see how it goes) reverse swap meet will be […]

Open thread for night owls: 75 years ago today, workers began a strike that forced Ford to unionize

Mark Halpern has written UAW Politics in the Cold War Era " and " Unions, Radicals, and Democratic Presidents: Seeking Social Change in the Twentieth Century." He at work completing a new book on the unionization of the Ford Motor Company. Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘The Nest,’ a Family Pot to Split Sets Sibling Relations to a Slow Boil

In Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel, the death of a father and the prospect of money he left his children put a host of plot threads in motion.

Easter Sunday Open Thread

Happy Easter, to everyone celebrating today. Does anyone have a Surface Book? Is it worth more than $2k? Does the 13.3 inch screen seem bigger because it has such a thin bezel (or for whatever reason) or is it wysiwyg? There are so few computer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-27-2016: Life Out Of Death [OregonMuse]

Everybody Likes To Read Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's uuuge, stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The Sunday Morning...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-20-2016: Not In Kansas Anymore [OregonMuse]

(I looked at the picture for a long time before it suddenly dawned on me: "hey, that's a tree back there. What's a tree doing in this bookstore?" Thanks to @ThePoliticalHat) for sending me this.) Good morning to all...

Weekend Open Thread

I’m guessing that most of you got the swag from TSO in regards to our little fund raiser a few weeks ago. If you didn’t get anything and you were expecting something, please let us know. My book keeping sucks. TSO and I were at the horse barn on Fort Myers, Virginia on Wednesday and […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-13-2016: Fashionable Nonsense [OregonMuse]

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. And to all you young lovers wherever you are, we hope your problems are...

Google and bloggers, why not?

I've been thinking about turning Scripting News into some kind of a book ever since I started writing here. But I'm a blogger not a book writer. I'm more of a serial writer than a strategic one. I write threads not plots. Although I'm sure there are plots buried in the threads. Show More Summary

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