Ray Bradbury dies at age 91

Ray Bradbury, author and science fiction legend, has died at age 91. Story at Reuters: here. Onthewilderside’s Ian Wilder comments that Ray Bradbury was a visionary, like HG Wells. I, too, have great feelings of admiration for Ray Bradbury, because I was so inspired by his short stories in The Illustrated Man. In addition, The […]

Books for Earth Day (From an environmentally-conscious bookstore!)

Our friends over at Chelsea Green sis having an Earth Day Sale with Selected Titles 25% Off. Below are some of the books that looked especially tasty!

Help save Brontë’s 1830 version of “Mad Magazine” for the public

KW writes: For all of us Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte fans, this tiny book is a rare find! Written when Bronte was only 14 years old, it is a brilliant piece of satire. Bronte created this tiny work in the format of a men’s magazine. It includes a witty ad (see below), which observes […]

Are You a Spork? trailer

a short trailer for Kyo Maclear’s new children’s book, “Spork”, published by Kids Can Press. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault.  Tweeted by Naomi Klein. IW: As a Polish-Rusisan-Alsation-Czech Jew, I can only say Spork long and prosper.

ttly is top Banned Book for BBW 9/25/10 – 10/2/10

Celebrating the Freedom to Read via ALA | Banned Books Week How many Banned and Challenged Classics have you read? Have your read any of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2009? Do you know the Books Challenged and/or Banned – 2009-2010 (PDF) Book on text messaging teens prompts most book challenges of […]

Blessed Are These Hands: A beautiful new book of art and inspiration

The book is “Blessed Are These Hands: an exploration and celebration of women’s values“. Our cousin is one of the co-authors. The project was begun in 2003, and is being published just this week. You can find a copy: here. Over one hundred women lent their hands to this project. Women’s hands are photographed holding […]

Sat. Nov 14th: Alan Semerdjian’s book signing in Huntington

Alan Semerdjian is a musician and poet whose work Ian and I both admire. Alan had been the caretaker at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington, and he led a multi-media arts event there called “The Body Electric”, the likes of which Long Island has never seen before or since. Alan is a musician as […]

A Michael Moore/Ralph Nader coincidence: Confronting capitalism on Sept. 23rd

On September 23rd, 2009, Ralph Nader will launch his new, fiction book at an event in New York. The title of the book is, “Only the Super Rich Can Save Us.” Also, on September 23rd, Michael Moore’s new movie — which previewed internationally on September 6th in Venice — will have its US opening in […]

Nader will release his new fiction book: Sept. 22, 2009

Thanks to Peter Orvetti at Independent Political Report for the news. Ralph Nader’s new, fiction book is: “Only the Super-rich Can Save Us!” It will be released by Seven Stories Press on September 22, 2009. Description from the publisher’s web-site, below: “In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he […]

A cultural story about Woodstock and Long Island…

How could we resist posting about this one? Posted on a publication called “Seven” or “Seven Global”, which appears to be a chic, arts review journal, the body of the story is from a press release. The point is that, a small, Long Island press published the story of the man who saved Woodstock music […]

Well-known professor publishes book on ballot access laws

Below is an article about a new study about how the Democratic Party and Republican Party work together in government to stifle and exclude third party participation. Thanks to Ballot Access News for always being on top of ballot access issues and dialogues. (excerpt from) Ballot Access News: Well-Known Economics Professor Publishes Book Blasting Restrictive […]

Why Georgiana the Duchess of Devonshire is so important…

 Note: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, is an ancestor of Prince William, and, therefore, a relative of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Lady Georgiana Spencer (The Duchess of Devonshire) is an important figure in political history. She was born in 1757 and died in 1806. She had an influential role in many key, political events, and […]

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