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June 2011

In Mark Kurlansky’s ‘What’, It’s All About the Journey, Not the Destination

Mark Kurlansky’s curious, sliver-like investigation asks, What’s more important, the question or the answer?


‘The Mall’: A Dark Mirror of Reality

The Mall is not so much a horror story as it is a reflection of the darker side of humanity.


Somewhere Over the Technicolour Rainbow Lies the Weirdest Book I Own

Two brief, random glimpses -- cautionary or otherwise -- into what happens when celebrity gets too close to the ragged edge of reality.


The Red Hair Factor in ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm’

Classic children's heroines Anne of Green Gables and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm share nearly the same story, but from two different points of view -- and it's those differences that turn out to be most interesting.


May 2011

Save the World from Evil Math

On 'proofiness', 'randumbness' statistical boo-boos and other high-level mathematical theories.


Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: “Race to Death Valley”

Floyd Gottfredson's strip was a fluid, rubber-limbed, sassy, slangy, breathless, seamless mix of absurdity and adventure.


April 2011

Lauren Beukes Wins South Africa’s First Arthur C’ Clarke Award

On Wednesday 27 April 2011, known to all South Africans as Freedom Day—the anniversary of the country becoming a democracy—China Mieville announced Cape Town author


Eve Ensler’s ‘I Am an Emotional Creature’ Is All About Eve

From genital mutilation in the Congo to anorexia in Beverly Hills, the battleground is always a woman's body. In this case, though, the focus is too much on Eve herself.


S.E. Hinton Is Writing About Vampires, Too

Borders liquidation sale turns up the S.E. Hinton novel Hawkes Harbor; proof of the maxim that if you don’t use it, you lose it.


We Will Be Fooled Again: Paul Allen and Greg Mortenson Write from Peculiar Points of View

The scandal over the possible truthiness of Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea leaves us with a lesson that apparently needs to be taught again and again.


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'Inside' and the Monstrosity of Collectivism

// Moving Pixels

"An ability to manipulate a collective is a hint at what a little boy's power as an individual might be.

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