July 2011 News

  • Eva Gabrielsson discusses aftermath of Norway attacks on Democracy Now!

    Eva Gabrielsson discusses aftermath of Norway attacks on Democracy Now!

    July 28, 2011

    "In the aftermath of the Norway attacks, we look at the work of Stieg Larsson, an author known less for his extensive research into right-wing extremism in Scandavia and Europe than for his international blockbuster books, published after his death and known as the Millennium Trilogy: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.” As part of his passion to "counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people," Larsson founded the Swedish Expo Foundation and edited its magazine, Expo. We go to Stockholm, Sweden, to speak with Larsson’s lifelong partner, Eva Gabrielsson, about the research they did together before his death." -- From the Democracy Now! website

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  • Anna Anthropy headlines Babycastles exhibit

    Anna Anthropy headlines Babycastles exhibit

    July 26, 2011

    The [Bad Bitches] exhibit’s two “headlining” games were both developed by indie creator Anna Anthropy. Alexander had nothing but praise for Anna, a talented game designer and critic who has won a great deal of admiration in the indie gaming community. Both of Anthropy’s games at Babycastles focus on the same decidedly non-conventional topic of BDSM relationships. But through her clever use of familiar game design tropes and humor, even the conservative and squeamish find little, if any, barrier of entry.

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  • Book review: Johan Harstad’s Buzz Aldrin “shimmers with life”

    Book review: Johan Harstad’s Buzz Aldrin “shimmers with life”

    July 26, 2011

    "Harstad’s writing (and Deborah Dawkin’s translation of it) shimmers with life. . . . Harstad uses sparse language to eloquently state things we’ve all thought or felt at some point in our lives. Through Mattias he questions the very meaning of our existence on this planet and what the end result of all our struggles translates to. Be forewarned: once you let Harstad and his cast of damaged characters into your life you may find that you never want them to leave. . . . I’ve given this book the maximum rating of five stars, but if it was possible I would bestow entire constellations upon it."

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  • Ina May Gaskin on the Diane Rehm show

    Ina May Gaskin on the Diane Rehm show

    July 26, 2011

    Listen to the audio interview here. Download the audio to your computer. Fetal monitors, forceps and medication have become commonplace in American delivery rooms. Now a third of American babies arrive by C-section. A new book examines the industry of delivering babies. The author - veteran midwife Ina May Gaskin - says a climate of fear has led some women to give up control of the birth process to the medical establishment. She advocates greater respect for women's bodies, wider acceptance of natural deliveries - and new efforts to reconcile modern life with a process as old as humanity itself. Ina May Gaskin talks about her "midwife's manifesta." Guest Ina May Gaskin is the founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee; author of "Spiritual Midwifery" and "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth."

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  • Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin in Midwifery Today

    Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin in Midwifery Today

    July 22, 2011

    "Ina May has done it again... [She] is eminently easy to read and always interesting... she makes students of us all!" -- Jan Tritten, Midwifery Today

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  • Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? in the Complete Review

    Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? in the Complete Review

    July 22, 2011

    "A nicely leisurely-paced novel about (among other things) un-ambition, Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion ? is an enjoyable lazy summer afternoons-read, away from the office (or the rat-race in general)." --

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  • After Borders, another media empire falls: News Corp

    After Borders, another media empire falls: News Corp

    July 22, 2011

    "News Corp. owns a number of outlets, including Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox News Channel, the National Geographic Channel, HarperCollins, TV Guide, the Weekly Standard, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, as well as the film studios 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight. News Corp.’s dominant standing in the U.S. media received a major boost in the early 1990s when the Federal Communications Commissions waived a regulation meant to curb media consolidation."

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  • Ralph Nader on Democracy Now!: Obama is a “political coward”

    Ralph Nader on Democracy Now!: Obama is a “political coward”

    July 22, 2011

    "[Cordray] is no Elizabeth Warren. He doesn’t have her communication skills,” says Nader. “She is a rare find. And by throwing her overboard, Obama has signaled to hundreds of good, smart people all over the country, who would like to turn our government around and make it stand for the people, that they may be too good for the president, they may be too good for the rogue Republicans.” -- Ralph Nader, Democracy Now!

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  • Johan Harstad’s Buzz Aldrin reviewed in Three Percent

    Johan Harstad’s Buzz Aldrin reviewed in Three Percent

    July 22, 2011

    "With the advent of YouTube, it seems any ten-year-old with a half-decent voice is on the fast track to virtual fame. . . . Which is perhaps what makes the hero of Norwegian author Johan Harstad’s Buzz Aldrin so refreshing and fascinating: He shies away from fame or recognition of any sort. . . . we follow this man who wishes not to be followed, tracing him through Harstad’s delectably light but nonetheless impactful prose. . . . The novel’s finest moments wrap you up in communion with Mattias, as if you are spending a quiet afternoon with an old friend, chatting but mostly thinking. Something makes you want the book, like its narrator, to slip quietly into the forgotten with the crunching of time, to be something that you managed to touch at one point but exists somewhere unattainably, contentedly." -- Kelsey Burritt, Three Percent

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  • Andy Laties on the Borders fallout: “Return of the Indies”

    Andy Laties on the Borders fallout: “Return of the Indies”

    July 22, 2011

    After years refining our techniques, we survivalist indies are in recruiting mode. Join us! What other career offers such a bracing, socially engaged life journey? Independent bookselling can be the profession of choice for a questing generation of innovative freethinkers. Who really wants to be penned inside Borders?

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The Crocodiles by Youssef Rakha

The Crocodiles

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