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An Open Letter to The Huffington Post

The difference between Entertainment and Life & Style Our ancient, pre-literate ancestors fought an uphill battle. There was sickness, cold, predators, hunger, and a lot of pain and death. And that was all before 9am. Imagine early Homo Sapiens huddled … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of the Inverse-Net

Rare books are made common. Hard to find music is laid at your fingertips. Old photographs. Out of print magazine articles. The internet is slowly gobbling up all these things and making them available to the world. At the touch … Continue reading

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Time Capsules with Guard Towers: My Journey Inside Death Row Prisons

I recently visited a handful of death row prisons in North Carolina and Virginia. I know there are better vacation options, including ones with more sun and bikinis and boats. But it was important for me to be there. Many … Continue reading

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Our Next Lexical Gap – When Books No Longer Come Between Two Covers

Many books nowadays have movie posters as their front covers. But what if a book was a movie? What if you watched your book like a film? Does that still count as reading? Writing and publishing are technologies. This means … Continue reading

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Stephen King, Can You E-Mail Me Your Autograph?

For devoted bibliophiles, no moment is greater than when you get to meet your favorite author. I have stood in line for hours, clinching a paperback in my sweaty hands, thinking of a cool thing to say when I get … Continue reading

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Three Cups of Sham. The Twitter Syndrome?

Greg Mortenson’s book “Three Cups of Tea” has recently come under fire for distorting facts. The supposed memoir is about Mortenson’s journey through Afghanistan, from near death, being nursed back to life by villagers, his alleged kidnapping by the Taliban, … Continue reading

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Neil Young Was Wrong (Read a Book)

Neil Young’s 1979 proto-grunge rock tune “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)” says that rock ‘n’ roll will never die. It makes me very sad to say Neil Young was wrong. Rest in peace, Rock ‘N’ Roll. Rock music … Continue reading

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