Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Tue 14 Oct 03 13:38
Folk/bluegrass/jazz musician Bill Amatneek will be our guest for two weeks starting October 17. Bill has played with the best -- from Bill Monroe to the Chambers Brothers -- and his book, "Acoustic Stories," offers insights into the music and those who play it. Halloween sees short story writer Charlie Stross joining us to talk with Cory Doctorow about "Singularity Sky," Charlie's first science fiction novel. On November 14, futurist Derek Woodgate begins a two-week stint in Inkwell to share his expertise and to discuss his new book, "Future Frequencies."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Mon 17 Nov 03 15:29
Starting November 28, author Max Ludington begins a two-week stint to discuss his first novel, "Tiger in a Trance," the story of a teen who follows the Grateful Dead from show to show. Following Max on December 12, Illinois State University professor Curtis White joins us to talk about how middlebrow culture affects politics and more, as detailed in his latest book, "The Middle Mind."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 24 Dec 03 10:03
INKWELL.VUE IN REVIEW, 2003 EDITION This year in Inkwell we've had a fascinating variety of guests covering a wide range of subjects, from music to food, from the spiritual to the technical. There's a lot to explore. Here are just a few of the talented people who have visited with us during 2003: * Richie Unterberger examines the folk-rock movement (topic 196) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=196 * Jeff Tamarkin delves into the Jefferson Airplane (topic 189) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=189 * Eric Gower shares his culinary expertise (topic 197) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=197 * Julie Powell gabs about her passion for Julia Child (topic 195) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=195 * Matthew Fox looks at Original Blessing (topic 183) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=183 * Scoop Nisker broaches Buddhism and boomers (topic 188) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=188 * John Ross converses about Wi-Fi (topic 191) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=191 * Matisse Enzer covers Mac OS X's Unix implementation (topic 180) http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=180
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 24 Dec 03 10:13
And coming up in 2004: At the beginning of January, author and Viridian proponent Bruce Sterling returns for his annual State of the World palaver with Inkwell host Jon Lebkowsky. Starting January 16, Ellen Ullman joins us to talk about her latest science fiction work, "The Bug." Author David Shenk follows Ellen for the first two weeks of February for a discussion about his bestselling book, "The Forgetting," an examination of the Alzheimer's epidemic we'll be facing in the 21st century.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 5 Feb 04 08:29
Beginning February 13, Steven Johnson shares his experiences as guinea pig undergoing everything from biofeedback to the latest MRI, and his book on the subject, "Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life." This is Steven's second stint in Inkwell. He first joined us two years ago with his then-new book, "Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software" (see <inkwell.vue.139>), Starting February 27, we'll find out "Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success" as bestselling author Art Kleiner shares his insights on the business world and the myth that "the customer always comes first." Low-carbers will want to mark March 12-26 on their calendars because cookbook authors Kitty Broihier and Kim Mayone will share their expertise and some fabulous recipes from their newly published "The Everyday Low Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Mon 1 Mar 04 16:33
Low-carbers will want to mark March 12-26 on their calendars because cookbook authors Kitty Broihier and Kim Mayone will share their expertise and some fabulous recipes from their newly published "The Everyday Low Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook." March 26 to April 9, Ramon Sender Barayon shares his personal story in "A Death in Zamora." Ramon is the son of world famous novelist and well-known leftist Ramon J. Sender. Ramon's book details his search as an adult to discover the fate of his mother, who was imprisoned in the 1930s by Franco's troops during the Spanish civil war. Starting April 9, interior designer Randall Koll and journalist Casey Ellis, who specializes in design and lifestyle pieces, join us to offer tips on making your home more functional and other tidbits from their new book, "The Organized Home: Design Solutions for Clutter-Free Living." John Shirley returns to Inkwell on April 23, but not to talk about the cyberpunk genre for which he is famous. He's covering entirely different ground in his latest work, "Gurdjieff: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas." May 7 to 21, we have another Inkwell returnee in Dave Zimmer, who'll be expounding on folk rock's Mount Rushmore in "4 Way Street: The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Reader."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 6 May 04 17:15
May 7 to 21, Dave Zimmer, who first appeared in Inkwell two years ago (see topic 152), returns to expound again on folk rock's Mount Rushmore in "4 Way Street: The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Reader." May 21 to June 4, Martin Torgoff, author of "Can't Find My Way Home," joins us to explore the drug culture -- from jazz musicians of the '40s through beats, hippies and beyond -- and how it and the War on Drugs has affected our world. Starting June 4, Jesse Sublett, a singer/songwriter-turned-turned-novelist who was once the prime suspect in his girlfriend's murder, offers a candid examination of his life in "Never the Same Again." On June 18, Mary Mackey returns to Inkwell in her alter ego, Kate Clemens, to gab with us about "Sweet Revenge," her comic novel about a woman who launches a successful business as a revenge consultant. July 2 to 16, Francesca De Grandis, best known for her serious books on feminist spirituality, shows a different side of herself in her humorous new work, "The Modern Goddess' Guide to Life: How to Be Absolutely Divine On a Daily Basis." Beginning July 16, author and journalist Susan McCarthy shares her expansive knowledge of animals and their behaviors in her new book, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 14 Jul 04 08:14
On July 16, author and journalist Susan McCarthy brings her expansive knowledge of animals and their behaviors along with her wonderfully wry sense of humor to a discussion of her new book, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild." Beginning July 30, Jay Kinney, who in a past visit to Inkwell delved into spiritual traditions of the East, returns to examine the myriad symbolist and occult philosophies addressed in his latest book, "The Inner West: An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West." From August 13 to 27, cyberpunk, futurist and frequent Inkwell guest Bruce Sterling joins us again to talk about his new novel, "The Zenith Angle," a techno-thriller that weaves events of 9/11, technology and the spy world into a taught tale of intrigue. Starting August 27, WorldChanging.com editors Alex Steffen and Jamais Cascio join contributing writers Emily Gertz and Jon Lebkowsky to brainstorm on models, tools and ideas for building a better future.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Fri 13 Aug 04 09:27
Bruce Sterling is traveling on August 13, so that conversation will launch on Monday, August 16, instead.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 20 Aug 04 10:28
Starting August 27, WorldChanging.com editors Alex Steffen and Jamais Cascio join contributing writers Emily Gertz and Jon Lebkowsky to brainstorm on models, tools and ideas for building a better future. On September 10, former New Yorker editor Craig Seligman, author of "Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me," visits to share his insights on two of the 20th century's most influential movie critics. Micah Sifry and Nancy Watzman begin their two weeks in Inkwell on Sept. 24, delving into the world of campaign finance and the special interest groups that play both sides of the field in "Is That a Politician in Your Pocket?: Washington on $2 Million a Day." Beginning October 8, business and technology columnist Dan Gillmor, author of "We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People," examines the ways the Internet is challenging major media outlets in terms of how, where and by whom news is provided. October 22 through November 5, Inkwell delivers a double header: Christian Crumlish, who last appeared in Inkwell to talk about software <inkwell.vue.167> returns to discuss another side of technology as explored in his new book, "The Power Of Many: How The Living Web Is Transforming Politics, Business, And Everyday Life." Also, political analyst and multi-media journalist Farai Chideya, author of "Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters," shares her concerns about the epidemic of voter apathy in the United States.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 27 Oct 04 14:23
On November 5, "The Politics of Deceit" author Glenn Smith begins a two-week stint in Inkwell to delve into the dirty tricks used by a radical conservative minority to gain political power. Beginning November 19, we present a double-header: In "The Police Log II: The Nimrod Imbroglios," Kevin Hoover serves up a second helping of his deliciously wry take on criminal behavior in in a small northern California town, as originally reported by Hoover in his "Arcata Eye" weekly newspaper. Also, Carol Brightman, who first joined us to discuss the Grateful Dead in <inkwell.vue.29>, returns to explore the United States failure to offer an effective national security strategy, as detailed by her latest book, "Total Insecurity." From December 3 through December 17, Mike Rose, author of "The Mind at Work," counters traditional assumptions about blue collar workers' intellectual capabilities and offers compelling evidence that it takes a quick mind as well as a strong body to do that kind of work. Starting December 17, "Counterculture Through the Ages" coauthor Ken Goffman (AKA R.U.Sirius, cofounder of Mondo 2000) closes out the year with an exploration of how rebels, ranters and rabble-rousers throughout history have made a difference.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 15 Dec 04 08:46
Beginning this Friday, "Counterculture Through the Ages" coauthor Ken Goffman (AKA R.U.Sirius, cofounder of Mondo 2000) joins us with a look at how rebels, ranters and rabble-rousers throughout history have made a difference. January 3-14, the new year begins with our annual "State of the World" rant 'n' rave between cyberpunk/sci fi author and Viridian movement founder Bruce Sterling and Inkwell host Jon Lebkowsky. Starting January 14, "New Civilisation" magazine editor Sajjad Khan and contributing writer Farooq Khan (no relation) join us to examine the Islamic viewpoint firsthand. From January 28 to February 11, "Spam Kings" author and journalist Brian McWilliams delivers a revealing look at the hucksters who clog our email boxes with offers of everything from barnyard sex photos to penile enlargements. February 11-25: Inkwell guests Elisabeth and Eric Freeman, co-authors of "Head First Design Patterns," dish out concrete advice on how to avoid reinventing the wheel when faced with software design problems. Starting February 25, futurist Derek Woodgate and his colleague Wayne Pethrick delve into progressive culture and the six-stage studies process they have developed in their book, "Future Frequencies."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 23 Feb 05 08:52
Starting February 25, futurist Derek Woodgate and his colleague Wayne Pethrick delve into progressive culture and the six-stage studies process they have developed in their book, "Future Frequencies." On March 11, Ricardo Cortes joins us with a kinder, gentler and non- hysterical, non "War On Some Drugs" response to the issues surrounding the most widely used illegal plant in the world, and to discuss his new children's book, "It's Just a Plant, a children's story of marijuana." Beginning March 25, Canadian rock-music historian John Einarson, author of "Mr. Tambourine Man," examines the life of musician Gene Clark, co-founder of the seminal '60s folk-rock group The Byrds. From April 8 through 22, Deborah Santana -- cofounder of the philanthropic Milagro Foundation along with her husband, Carlos Santana -- shares stories of her life and personal growth as detailed in her autobiography, "Space Between the Stars."
virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Mon 21 Mar 05 21:00
Did we say "Mr. Tambourine Man" was coming March 25? Change in plans! Starting Friday the 25th we'll be featuring a conversation about The WELL at Twenty -- yes, 20 years online! Join us here to look back and ahead with community pioneers and WELL veterans Howard Rheingold, Cliff Figallo, and many other friends. Share your WELL experiences and discuss the state of online communities in their varied manifestations. (If you have WELL stories you aren't ready to share with the wide world on the Web, log in and drop by <welltales.> for more intimate or not ready for prime-time nostalgia.) (We'll be rescheduling the Einarson "Mr Tambourine Man" conversation. Stay tuned.)
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 13 Apr 05 14:48
Starting April 22, Canadian rock music historian John Einarson, whose previous work includes biographies of Neil Young, John Kay & Steppenwolf, and the Guess Who, joins us to talk about his latest book, "Mr. Tambourine Man," an examination of the musical influence of Byrds founder Gene Clark. From May 6 to 20, software designer and development team leader Scott Berkun, who's called upon his 10 years of experience in the field to write "The Art of Project Management," will share his expertise on how to sucessfully plan, manage and lead projects. For two weeks beginning May 20, Oliver Trager (who first joined us in Inkwell in the summer of '02 to talk about seminal hipster Lord Buckley) returns to delve into the life of Bob Dylan, as explored in Trager's new book, "Keys to the Rain."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Mon 16 May 05 15:07
Coming this Friday (May 20), Oliver Trager (who first participated in Inkwell in the summer of '02 to talk about seminal hipster Lord Buckley) returns to delve into the life of Bob Dylan, as explored in Trager's new book, "Keys to the Rain." Starting June 6, New York Times technology writer John Markoff joins us in Inkwell to examine the link between the radical politics of the 1960s and the prevalence of home computers today, as detailed in his new book, "What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer." June 17 through July 1, people who are thinking of dumping Internet Explorer and looking for a new browser will glean plenty of useful information when Scott Granneman talks about his new book, "Don't Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Tue 21 Jun 05 14:23
July 1-15: Former Inkwell host Jon Lebkowsky and his co-author, Mitch Ratcliffe, explore the information age technology that allows people to break down barriers to collaboration and access to power, and puts them in charge of the entire political process, as detailed in their book, "Extreme Democracy." Beginning July 15, Howard Bryant -- who first appeared in Inkwell to talk about racism and the Red Sox -- returns to us with his latest book, "Juicing the Game," which examines athletes' use of steroids and other performance- enhancing drugs in professional baseball. From July 29 to August 12, director-turned-author Marisa Silver joins us to share her thoughts on her debut novel, "No Direction Home," a tale of three youths whose lives intersect unexpectedly in a home in Los Angeles.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 21 Jul 05 11:42
From July 29 to August 12, director-turned-author Marisa Silver joins us to talk about her debut novel, "No Direction Home," a tale of three youths whose lives intersect unexpectedly in a home in Los Angeles. Beginning August 12, JD Lasica, author of "Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation," delves into the issues surrounding copyright and fair use laws and how they apply to the growing trend of home entertainment.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Tue 9 Aug 05 11:06
Beginning August 12, JD Lasica, author of "Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation," delves into the issues surrounding copyright and fair use laws and how they apply to the growing trend of home entertainment. Starting August 26, Jordan Smith will share stories from "Nature Noir," a memoir of his 14 years as a ranger along a 48-mile stretch of the American River, his discovery of the first person killed by a cougar in California in a hundred years, and the three dozen deaths, murders and suicides that occurred during his watch. From September 9 to 23, Temple University professor and former rocker Lisa Rhodes explores the burgeoning role of women in rock 'n' roll in the '60s and '70s -- from the performers to the journalists to the groupies -- as detailed in her book, "Electric Ladyland."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Tue 30 Aug 05 08:59
From September 9 to 23, Temple University professor and former rocker Lisa Rhodes explores the burgeoning role of women in rock 'n' roll in the '60s and '70s -- from the performers to the journalists to the groupies -- as detailed in her book, "Electric Ladyland." Beginning September 23, Jacques Leslie, author of "Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment," explains why water will displace oil in the 21st century as the most valuable commodity on Earth. On October 7, Kevin Phinney joins us to delve into the major influence black music has had on white culture, from plantation songs to today's rap music, and to serve up facinating details from his debut book, "Souled American." From October 21 to November 4, fantasy author Neil Gaiman, fresh from a world-wide book tour, returns to Inkwell to talk about his latest novel, "Anansi Boys," and to share stories from the road.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 27 Oct 05 09:25
On November 4, journalist David Kline -- author of "Blog!" -- begins a two- week stint in Inkwell.vue to expand on the numerous ways web logs have affected our political, business and cultural landscape. From November 18 to December 2, David McGee -- author of the Carl Perkins biography "Go Cat Go," and former managing editor of Record Magazine -- joins us to talk about his latest book, "BB King: There Is Always One More Time." Beginning December 2, blogger-turned-author Julie Powell -- who first visited us two years ago (see <inkwell.vue.195> ) -- returns to us to talk about her wildly successful new book, "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen." Starting December 16, we'll be closing out the year with David Dodd, renowned scholar of all things Dead, to delve into his exhaustively researched "The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 21 Dec 05 17:11
Our new year begins with Bruce Sterling, who'll once again join us for his annual "State of the World" session in Inkwell.vue. Bruce's observations are always both sharp and astute, so check it out starting January 3, 2006. Beginning January 11, humorist Trav S.D., author of "No Applause: Just Throw Money -- The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous" will be sharing his knowledge of vaudeville's long, rich history and exploring the influence this art form continues to have on entertainment today. The theatrical theme continues on January 25 with pop culture maven David Leopold. His latest book, "Irving Berlin's Show Business," delivers an in- depth biography of the man whose songs -- from "White Christmas" to "Puttin on the Ritz" -- have entertained generation after generation. Starting February 8, Elizabeth Partridge, whose books range from biographies of Woody Guthrie and Dorthea Lange to the award-winning children's book "Clara and the Hoodoo Man," turns her attention to a cultural icon of rock 'n' roll with the photobiography "John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 2 Feb 06 10:02
Starting February 8, Elizabeth Partridge, whose books range from biographies of Woody Guthrie and Dorthea Lange to the award-winning children's book "Clara and the Hoodoo Man," turns her attention to a cultural icon of rock 'n' roll with the photobiography "John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth." February 22 to March 8, poet Jane Hirshfield -- whose work has been hailed as "radiant and passionate" by the New York Times Book Review -- joins us to offer insights about her latest book of poems, "After." On March 8, rock journalist David McGee (who first visited us last November in <inkwell.vue.259> with his book on B.B. King) returns for a two-week exploration into the work of another renowned guitarist, "Steve Earle: Fearless Heart, Outlaw Poet."
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 15 Mar 06 10:14
From March 22 to April 5, attorney and Midwest resident Doug Masson joins us to talk about his twin passions for blogging and politics, and how they've converged in his own highly regarded blog on the political process of Indiana.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 31 Mar 06 14:04
On April 5, Diane Eickhoff, author of "Revolutionary Heart," begins a two- week visit with us to delve into the life of pioneering women's rights crusader Clarina Nichols. From April 19 to May 3, "Everyware" author Adam Greenfield expounds on ubiquitous computing and how it will shape our lives in the 21st century.
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