(fom) Mon 3 Sep 12 14:17
Thanks you guys. Looking forward to the Weinberger interview. It's a really good book, one of those books that are about way more than their subject.
David Wilson (dlwilson) Mon 3 Sep 12 17:25
Could you get the author to have the publisher send them?
Ed Ward (captward) Tue 4 Sep 12 01:33
Not always. The bigger the publisher, the less likely it is.
It's all done with mirrors... (kafclown) Wed 5 Sep 12 13:21
I had written to TBTB about a new book to be scheduled in-- the second book by Trav S.D. about silent film comedy (his first one about vaudeville we did an interview about topic 263) Who are the deciders now?
Ed Ward (captward) Thu 6 Sep 12 03:19
Suz Lipman, aka <sooz>, will be joining us here to discuss her new book Fed Up With Frenzy, Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World, from Oct. 4-18. We have five copies of the book to distribute free to people who promise to participate in the discussion. E-mail me if you're interested and you'll have a book before long. Thanks!
David Albert (aslan) Thu 6 Sep 12 05:05
Email sent. Would love to participate.
Jetsonian Democracy (sooz) Mon 10 Sep 12 17:15
I look forward to a meaty discussion!
(fom) Wed 3 Oct 12 22:05
I am lining up my questions. Wish I could buy a copy of the book for every parent I know.
John Payne (satyr) Tue 25 Dec 12 19:45
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John Payne (satyr) Tue 25 Dec 12 19:48
Is it safe to assume that we'll soon be treated to another installment of <bruces> and <jonl>'s annual State of the World? I'm looking forward to it!
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Wed 26 Dec 12 15:15
fletchlives (fletchlives) Wed 8 May 13 13:30
Did you folks ever review Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon?
Ed Ward (captward) Thu 9 May 13 02:09
No. We do conversations here, not reviews. Check <books.> for that.
Ari Davidow (ari) Thu 9 May 13 03:13
The book did get some good discussion in the "books" conference in the "Michael Chabon" topic, 1573.
fletchlives (fletchlives) Fri 10 May 13 12:46
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Wed 29 May 13 05:00
Richard Smoley will be discussing his book "The Supernatural" at Inkwell June 13-27. As always, we have review copies and need readers who will commit to show up and join the discussion. Email me if you're interested (preferred email is firstname.lastname@example.org). Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Writings-Unknown-Richard-Smoley/dp/03991618 2 1 Here's the review posted at Amazon: This gem-like, concise anthology provides thoughtful people with both an introduction to the paranormal and a reason to take a fresh look at it. Nostradamus...channeling...Atlantis...divination. Most serious people consider such topics nonsense. But look again. Writing with intellectual verve and a deeply critical mind, religious thinker Richard Smoley explores and reconsiders the supernatural in history and today. We are often conditioned to think of the Judeo-Christian tradition as the only valid, historically accurate, and rational spiritual philosophy. Occultism, magic, and the esoteric are, by contrast, considered illegitimate, delusional, and lacking in intrinsic worth. Supernatural challenges this prejudice, revealing that Western occult traditions are richer and more historically impactful than most of us imagine. The book reveals hidden diamonds and neglected ideas that characterize the magical tradition in the West. For any reader, at any level of experience, who has ever been curious about an arcane subject from psychical powers to secret societies here is a book that gives a complete yet precise, critical, yet serious, and always respectful account of topics from the unseen world. Supernatural is a brilliant primer to the occult and magical traditions of the West.
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 15 Jul 13 08:15
Jon Peddie will be discussing his new book The History of Visual Magic in Computers on Inkwell, July 18 - August 1. Copies of his e-book are available for interested readers.
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Thu 3 Apr 14 11:38
Just a heads up that starting tomorrow in Inkwell, our guest will be Sean Kay who will be joining us for a discussion on the Russia/Crimea/Ukraine situation. Here is a bit about Sean: Sean Kay is Robson Professor of Politics and Director of the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics/International Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is also an Associate of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University and a Foreign Policy Fellow at the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a leading expert on American foreign and national security policy with a long career of working on European security issues in particular. He was also an advisor to the Department of State on NATO policy. He is a frequent expert commentator in American and international media and is the author of multiple books. Please join the discussion starting tomorrow.
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