Julie Sherman (julieswn) Mon 1 Mar 10 16:56
In Inwell.vue, beginning on Mar 31, we will be discussing "Tasteland" with the author, Aaron Barnhart. Aaron is an old WELL member and a TV critic for the last 15 years. This book is a compilation of his columns, going back to 1994. <deadeye> will be leading the discussion and we have two more books available for interested readers. If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want more info on Tasteland, go to <www.tastelandbook.com>
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (peoples) Sat 17 Jul 10 15:07
Beginning August 18, best-selling Australian author Kate Veitch joins us for a conversation about her second novel, "Trust," which delivers a lively and compelling tale of a contemporary Melbourne family thrown into crisis. There's love, there's strife, there's compassion, there's angst, there's duplicity and, yes, some juicy sex. For more on Ms. Veitch and her work, check out her web site: http://www.kateveitch.com/
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Sun 18 Jul 10 10:47
Also coming up in Inkwell.vue, starting Wednesday next week, Eric Pooley (former Well member)will be our guest to discuss his new book , "The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth," (from his website) In The Climate War, Eric Pooley, deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, takes us behind the scenes and into the minds of the most important players in the struggle to cap global warming pollutionan American civil war in which trillions of dollars and the fate of the planet are at stake. To write this book, Pooley, the former managing editor of Fortune and chief political correspondent for Time, spent three years embedded with an extraordinary cast of characters on all sides of the fight. The result is an epic narrative, a searing exposé, and an essential read for anyone who wants to understand the most important argument in America." For more on Eric Pooley and his book, check out: <www.ericpooley.com> <echodog> will be conducting the interview and we hope you all will join in the discussion.
David Julian Gray (djg) Sun 8 Aug 10 16:08
... already ongoing in inkwell.vue is our discussion with Dick Weissman of his recent book we welcome DIck Weissman, to discuss his new book, +Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution: Music and Social Change in America_ Dick's career as a performer, composer, songwriter, studio musician, and author followed a college thesis on Leadbelly's Life and Music. This has included 18 published books about music and the music business, songs and instrumental pieces placed on television, and a national music critics award. "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution" is the culmination of a 12 year research probject on American music, social change, ethnicity, race, and gender. It's been a pretty lively discussion - come see 389...
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Sun 5 Sep 10 16:42
Coming up in Inkwell, starting on 9/15, we will be interviewing Susan McCarthy, <sumac> about her writings, experience as a writer, etc. If you want to read some of her articles before hand, please go to: <http://dir.salon.com/topics/susan_mccarthy/>
those Andropovian bongs (rik) Sun 5 Sep 10 16:58
That, I predict, will be a good one.
jelly fish challenged (reet) Sun 5 Sep 10 19:30
yes indeedy! Just yesterday in the Bozeman, Montana airport bookstore I spied "When Elephants Weep".
. (wickett) Mon 6 Sep 10 07:21
Oh, how lovely!
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Fri 10 Sep 10 08:29
More links to articles by Susan McCarthy, <sumac>, from the author, so that you can be ready when her interview begins next week: Straight reporting on wildlife rescue following the Gulf spill: <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/26/MNQQ1EIDI2.DTL> Reporting on medical research, with added cute dogs: <http://www.parade.com/health/2010/06/20-dogs-sniff-out-disease.html> Interview with promoter of rapture insurance for pets: <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/jan/12/pets-second-coming- rapture-atheists> First-person piece on herding class for dogs: <http://www.sfgate.com/cgibin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/01/23/CMGAB98FL01.DTL> And some of my favorite Salon pieces are one on how not to apologize: <dir.salon.com/people/feature/2001/08/23/sorry_if/index.html?sid=1045639> ; Making fun of a football team's name change: <http://www.salon.com/people/satire/2001/04/04/team_names/print.html> Unkind analysis of study inducing marijuna use in monkeys: <http://www.salon.com/news/health/2000/11/29/stoned_monkeys> Discussion of different ways of being sick: archive.salon.com/health/feature/2000/07/25/sick/print.html Profile of cartoonist Gary Larson: <www.salon.com/people/bc/1999/12/21/larson/index.html> Survey of some trends in evolutionary biology: <www.salon.com/books/it/1999/05/21/evolution/index.html>
. (wickett) Fri 10 Sep 10 09:33
Thank you for the bounty.
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Sat 9 Oct 10 07:48
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, for our next Inkwell guest, we have invited Carole Berlin, breast cancer survivor, activist and educator, to be our guest. She will be discussing, among other things, "What you should know before your next Mammogram." She has done a lot of research about how chemotherapy and radiation work wtih breast cancer and what else you can do prevent breast cancer and heal yourself if you get it. Two of the websites she writes for are: www.breastcancerchoices.org www.annieappleseedproject.org I hope you will join the conversation, which starts on Wednesday.
Ari Davidow (ari) Tue 21 Aug 12 10:33
Is there a calendar of what is coming up in inkwell? I can't seem to find one. I want to tell people about the Bruce Schneier discussion coming up but have no place or date to which to point them.
Ed Ward (captward) Wed 22 Aug 12 03:34
Schneier is scheduled for Aug 30-Sept 13. Sorry for the delay on that.
Ari Davidow (ari) Thu 23 Aug 12 13:01
(fom) Sat 1 Sep 12 22:59
I echo the question "is there a calendar"? I mean, obviously there is, but why is it not posted in some form or other?
(fom) Sat 1 Sep 12 23:00
And with four hosts, someone might be able to find the time.
Ed Ward (captward) Sun 2 Sep 12 01:04
With no central headquarters for books to go in and out of, and the fact that two of the hosts here are actually producing and conducting the current set of interviews, it's been a bit tough of late. However, we have David Weinburger up next, and after him Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross, for their new collaboration "Empire of the Nerds." Not sure what the Weinburger book is, to be honest. Anyway, that carries us through Oct. 1, by which time I hope to be able to announce a couple of others.
Ari Davidow (ari) Sun 2 Sep 12 06:18
I assume that the new Weinberger book is the one in question - "Too Big To Know."
(fom) Sun 2 Sep 12 12:01
When does the Weinburger interview start? That's the book I'm reading -- it's very good. capt, all due respect, and I appreciate that you're at least answering, but there are four hosts and obviously the information exists in written form somewhere -- how long would it take for one of those hosts to pop the info into a boilerplate post every couple of weeks? It sort of used to happen.
Rob Myers (robmyers) Mon 3 Sep 12 04:38
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 3 Sep 12 04:44
Not long at all. I'm new to hosting and believe this got dropped thru the cracks when we lost our staff. This is where we are at the moment: David Weinberger, Too Big to Know Sept 13 - Sept 27 Cory Doctorow/Charlie Stross, The Rapture of the Nerds Sept 17 - Oct 1 Note that these two conversations overlap one another due to author commitments and scheduling.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Mon 3 Sep 12 09:02
Thanks, Ted - sorry I didn't chime in before now. We're still producing great conversations (see the latest - Doc Searls and the current Bruce Schneier discussion). We're rocking on!
David Wilson (dlwilson) Mon 3 Sep 12 09:21
I like the tech heavy discussions. But one after another is too much. Could you get some mystery writers, novelists, or authors that write books about music into the rotation?
Ed Ward (captward) Mon 3 Sep 12 12:46
If we could figure out a way to distribute books, I have several of those in mind, including a couple of Welloids. But how do we do the distribution?
Lena M. Diethelm (lendie) Mon 3 Sep 12 14:12
Any Doctorow/Stross books available for participation?
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