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Open Thread: How Do You Raise Your Son to Be a Feminist?

R ecently, my husband SD and I got into a discussion over my choice of books for our now-two-year-old son. An Amazon package had arrived in the mail that day containing a few superhero books. The titles were: Even Super Heroes Sleep,...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-30-2015: Scorched Earth [OregonMuse]

"No Award" 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 Thread. The Sunday Morning Book Thread is...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-23-2015: Behemoth [OregonMuse]

This Is What Amazon Actually Looks Like 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 Thread. The...

Midday open thread: El Niño means more accurate weather reports; the Thames River lives!

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Dr. Seuss's old shopping list… now a new book!: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook August 19: The Biggest Scandal in US History That We're Still Not Talking About, by mtosner Bwahahaha!...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Berman: 'Honor Julian Bond’s Legacy by Protecting Voting Rights'

Julian Bond speaking at UCLA in 1973 about the 1972 election. At The Nation, Ari Berman, whose new book Give Us the Ballot was written after years of covering voting rights and voter suppression, has written a tribute to civil rights leader Julian Bond on the occasion of his death—Honor Julian Bond’s Legacy by Protecting Voting Rights. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-16-2015: Trump Card [OregonMuse]

"Who is like unto Donald Trump? And who is able to make war with him?" Rev. 13:4 ( loose paraphrase) Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome...

This Weekend Open Thread is Reading

What books are you into lately? I’ve been really into the Odelia Grey mysteries. I’m knocking them out one after another. Quick, fun reads. What about you?

Late Night Open Thread: Go Home, Larry, You’re Drunk…

Lessig confident he'll debate Hillary. 1 pct polling threshold. "That 1 pct of America has watched my Ted Talks" http://t.co/9mfwaX0GCe — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 11, 2015 I'm writing a book called The Ideas Industry, but even I couldn't have dreamed someone would have said this: https://t.co/CFra1Qhg8H — Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) August 11, 2015 … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-09-2015: Lost Children of the Empire [OregonMuse]

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 Thread. The Sunday Morning Book Thread is the only...

Open Thread Thursday

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Quarterly book report. What are you reading?

Never Let Me Go

I originally bought this novel five or six years ago, based on a recommendation on a thread on Westeros, if I remember correctly. I kept meaning to read it, but something always got in the way. Knowing that the book was awaiting my attention, I resisted the urge to watch the movie, for I didn't want it to spoil the novel for me. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-02-2015: Defectors [OregonMuse]

Library at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial - Madrid, Spain 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...

News Roundup and Open Thread for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pinch-hitting for Rosi today If it's Tuesday, it must be time to talk about the 2016 election If Christie becomes President, does his cabinet consist of Livingston High School alumni? At the inaugural Politico NJ event, Senator Booker says don't underestimate Chris Christie. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-26-2015 [OregonMuse]

(Not sure what library this is, but the photo came from here.) 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 Thread 07-19-2015: Unnatural Acts [OregonMuse]

"When I Slip This Idiot Juice Into Their Drinks, Those ESPN Execs Will Beclown Themselves So Thoroughly That They'll Never Be Taken Seriously Ever Again! BWAHAHA!" Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and...

Friday Morning Open Thread: Do Not Leave The Boat

Let me save you all time on this morning’s Bobo piece on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book: he actually restrains himself all the way until the fifth paragraph to start the “Well, actually…” whitesplaining nonsense that puts a complete lie to the article’s title, “Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White”. Brooks doesn’t even listen to how insipid [Read more...]

Book Club Thread: Fall of the House of Usher

Well, I don't really have many structured thoughts about the story. I liked it. It reminded me, though, of why I'd stopped reading Poe when I was young: Because so much of it is strictly internal drama, or, should I...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-12-2015: War On The Private Mind [OregonMuse]

(Cartoon stolen from here.) 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 Thread. The only AoSHQ thread...

Open Thread: Rambling the Appalachian Trail

From the Washington Post, a review of Barton Swaim’s new book on “What it’s like to write speeches for a rude, rambling and disgraced politician“: You don’t need to be a speechwriter to realize that the phrase “I won’t begin in any particular spot” is a wretched way to start a public address. Yet those [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

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