Tag - Books

Future Shock, rescued

I rescued this yesterday, a Croatian translation of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock. If anyone wants to borrow it, lemme know. Published by Otokar Keršovani, Rijeka, Croatia (then...

Remembering Emerson, briefly

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the leading voices in the American Transcendental Movement in the early part of the 19th C., who died 127 years ago...

Grains of sand as art.

Via Discover is this fabulous gallery of magnified grains of sand. From A Grain of Sand – Nature’s Secret Wonder, by Gary Greenberg, published last week. Check it out. A nifty...

Seven Days in the Art World

I just finished reading Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton, a fabulous account of a microculture –the high-end modern art world– that 99% of us will never...

The Chavez Effect

According to this post by Jake Tapper of ABC News, just after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave Barack Obama a copy of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a...

Eight Years Later

Discussing his latest novel, Man in the Dark, Paul Auster tells The Guardian about the root of his frustrations in recent years. If there is something getting Auster’s goat...

Pamuk Interview in Granta

I started reading Istanbul: Memories and the City a few nights ago and found this of particular interest. Over the past several weeks, Granta, my favorite litmag, has been republishing...

What to do with old books…

Jim Rosenau of the This Into That Gallery in Berkeley, Calif., has come up with a sensational solution: he makes book shelves and bookcases, among other things, out of them. Begin browsing...