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Dont Panic by Cassandra Wilkinson

Wilkinson gives an interesting and challenging look at what's good about capitalism.

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22 Aug 2007 // 9:59 PM

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Norwegian's Out Stealing Horses merits its fat prize.

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22 Aug 2007 // 9:58 PM

Good As Lily by Derek Kirk Kim

Inventive graphic novel for girls explores fear of the future.

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Hitchcock and Philosophy by David Baggett and William A. Drumin [Editors]

To borrow a phrase from a filmmaker friend of mine, these books are ontic antics with a vengeance.

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21 Aug 2007 // 9:59 PM

The Always Unexpected in ‘The Black Swan’

The principal theme of Nicholas Taleb's book is this: how important what we do not know is to a proper understanding of things.

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21 Aug 2007 // 9:58 PM

Thursday Next: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

Fforde welcomes the reader into the crazed, madcap world that is Thursday's, and suddenly it becomes easy, even irresistible, to accept time-travel paradoxes and jumps into and out of fiction.

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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno by Yasutaka Tsutsui

There's a mean streak of misogyny that runs almost throughout the collection and tends to distract from everything else going on around it.

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20 Aug 2007 // 9:59 PM

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

The World Without Us gradually reveals itself to be one of the most satisfying environmental books of recent memory, one devoid of self-righteousness, alarmism or tiresome doomsaying.

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20 Aug 2007 // 9:58 PM

Spook Country by William Gibson

Spook Country follows complex path of post-9/11 mentality.

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19 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Allusions are drawn, but the details are murky enough to keep us guessing.

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The New Time Travelers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics by David Toomey

Futureward time travel isn't just possible, it's real, what Toomey calls "an inevitable consequence of Einstein's theory of special relativity."

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16 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Chasing Cool by Noah Kerner and Gene Pressman

Becoming the "iPod of your industry" requires more than mimicking a "cool" brand.

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Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for Americas Soul by Karen Abbot

It's a spare-no-detail, almost rollicking read about the Everleigh Club, an ultra-opulent brothel run by two sisters as the crown jewel of early-20th-century Chicago's vice kingdom, the notorious Levee district.

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Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II by The United States Army

Time after time Nagl points to nuggets of advice in the 60-plus-year-old booklet and affirms that they are absolutely still applicable today.

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Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose by Kenneth B. Pyle

The book is a penetrating survey of Japan from the 1868 Meiji Restoration to the present, an informative analysis of why the Japanese behave as they do.

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Border Film Project by Rudy Adler, Victoria Criado, and Brett Huneycutt

The Border Film Project's political backdrop and cultural context is the complex struggle for US immigration reform.

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Bronx Biannual by Miles Marshall Lewis [Editor]

With his selection of stories and mix of old and young Bronx-based writers, Lewis is exposing the side of the BX that many are too blinded with stereotypes to see.

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Confronting the New Conservatism by Michael J. Thompson [Editor]

It makes for worthy if sometimes scary reading as the United States slouches toward the 2008 election.

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Women Who Write by Stefan Bollmann

The category "women who write" has been interpreted in its broadest sense, to refreshing effect.

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No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July

Anxiety-ridden souls find salvation in life's small challenges.

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