Books

Chuck Palahniuk Releases Excerpts from ‘Fight Club 2′ in ‘Playboy’

Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, is receiving a sequel that diverges from the original in form: it’s a graphic novel, illustrated by… Read More

  • 0

Expect Unexpected (as in, Not in the Book) Character Deaths in ‘Game of Thrones” Upcoming Season

Faithful readers of George R. R. Martin’s bloody and harrowing A Song of Ice and Fire are going to be in for… Read More

  • 0

Will Europe Collapse? 10 Books on the Crisis in the Eurozone

The situation in Europe is bleak, whether or not we acknowledge it from the armchair of culture. Years of austerity economics — policies that resemble our own — have led to widespread disenfranchisement, xenophobic fanaticism, and the current crisis in Greece, all of which shine a light on the cracks in European culture. Still, the recent election in Greece of Syriza — a left-wing, anti-austerity party — has forced Europe’s hand. Will the response be an acceleration of austerity politics (as usual) or serious political change? … Read More

  • 0

15 Valentine’s Day Presents for Cinephiles

The best Valentine’s Day gifts come from the heart, and speak to your partner’s passions and the special relationship you share. While February 14 often feels like a gross Hallmark holiday, there’s nothing wrong with getting the one you love a little something — especially if it’s inspired by their fascination for film. After all, true love is still alive on the big screen. Here are some great Valentine’s Day gifts that will win points with the movie maven in your life and elevate you to leading lady/man status. … Read More

  • 0

Mark Zuckerberg’s Book Club Is a Shameless Act of Propaganda

There are few things less surprising than Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to start a book club. As I predicted not long ago, it was just a matter of time before Zuckerberg joined in on the publishing game, given his newfound newspaper-y aspirations — think Murdoch, Hearst, Bezos. But there is more to this charade. It’s all about business, politics, the politics of business, and the business of politics. … Read More

  • 0

Don’t Count on Tomorrow Being the End of Crazy ‘Serial’ Theories: Links You Need to See

The disappearance and probable murder of 43 university students in the Mexican state of Guerrero has sparked outrage and protests across the country. The official story is that the mayor of Iguala, Guerrero, and his wife ordered the disappearance of the students, who were kidnapped by municipal police and handed over to the local crime organization Guerrero Unidos. However, Vice News, coupled with Mexican print magazine Proceso, report that there’s a lot more to the story than President Enrique Nieto’s government is claiming. Vice‘s investigation of the incident in Iguala has been thorough and excellent all the way through. Priscilla Mosquedo‘s addition to the series is no exception. … Read More

  • 0

Uber, Ebola, and Other Evils: Links You Need To See

Welcome back to the real world, weekenders. Remember Ebola? There was a panic here in the States because a handful of people, mostly medical professionals, in major American cities had gotten it–Dallas, Manhattan. There are no known cases of Ebola in the US at present. But there are in West Africa. As of December 4, there were more than 17,000 reported cases of Ebola, spread across Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and will likely blast through the CDC’s prediction of petering out at 20,000. But no one’s really talking about it anymore. Let’s talk about it. … Read More

  • 0
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 12,811 other followers