Month: February 2012

  • Book Review: The City and the City, by China Mieville

    I won’t give away the central premise that drives The City and the City, because one of its main draws — something that blew me away as I read it — is the genius with which Mieville subtly introduces it. Unless you read the back of the book (and if you haven’t yet, don’t), you’d […]

  • Tweeting With the Stars Volume 8: Derek Mears

    This is Derek Mears: He was a predator in Predators, is Kickpuncher, and is best known as the latest Jason Voorhees. He is a badass. Derek Mears is also hilarious on Twitter. There is something amusing and encouraging about people who don’t seem normal actually being really normal. Like when 50 Cent used to chatter […]

  • Book Review: Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer

    Memory is often taken for granted in a world where paper and transistors store information better than neurons ever could. Moonwalking With Einstein shines a much-needed light on the art of memorization. It could have been a dry collection of basic science and light philosophy on the subject, but Foer makes it riveting by telling […]