Posts tagged “blog”
February 1, 2013
Every Friday, the staff at Seven Stories is pleased to share with you what they’re reading. Check in every week for some great reading picks!
Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck—”Steinbeck’s descriptive writing is enough to give anyone the travel bug. He paints a picture of an America I didn’t even think existed!”
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., Adelle Waldman— “Adelle Waldman, who has an amazing gift for characterizing what’s fast, funny, and depressingly inauthentic about a certain set of overeducated, under-inspired young literary Turks in New York City today.”
Hiroshima, John Hersey— “I had to read the first chapter for a narrative journalism workshop in college and I’m just getting back to the rest of it now. A blurb from the back: ‘Nothing can be said about this book that can equal what the book has to say. It speaks for itself, and in an unforgettable way, for humanity.’ (NYT) I couldn’t agree more.
July 22, 2011After 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?
May 20, 2011Arnold Schwarzenegger is a traditional man! His cheating on Maria followed the age-old tradition of the sexual Double Standard that accommodates extramarital sex for husbands by allowing them to have mistresses or concubines. Nobody understood this better than Bill Clinton, who offered this definitive explanation of why he dallied with Monica Lewinski: “Because I could.” And so could and did Schwarzenegger, with Patty Baena as well as, the rumor mill alleges, legions of other women. Like other high-powered, dynamic and powerful men, his sense of entitlement and invulnerability prompted him to do what he wanted, when and with whom he wanted it. Or as Woody Allen, shrugging off vitriolic criticism for having committed adultery with his step-daughter, put it: “The heart wants what the heart wants.”
April 27, 2011In this interview with Dr. Caldicott, Banerjee discusses the effects of global warming on the Arctic region, his efforts to protect wildlife in the region, his photography, the corporate greed for oil, gas and coal that threatens the largest wildlife habitat in the world, and how to fight the economic and political forces ravaging the planet.
April 13, 2011To get good seats for Snooki, some students showed up seven hours early. The decision to invite her at $32,000 was made by the students themselves, so this was also democracy in action. Snooki is a Jersey girl, and the venue was in New Jersey, but the students’ identification with her goes a lot deeper, I think. They like her because she is wholly untalented and unapologetically stupid. Her vapidity gives them hope. If someone this unexceptional can cash in on fifteen glorious minutes, then maybe the good, easy life can be theirs also, unless, of course, they like to cogitate and can string three or four sentences together. If that’s the case, then fuggedaboutit. Onto the trash heap you go!
April 22, 2009
Everybody talks about the weather; we don’t—nor does AK Press, who not only run their press as a non-hierarchical collective, but who also maintain a fantastic blog, “Revolution by the Book,” combining event listings, book reviews, and announcements with original critical articles, political statements, biographies of anarchist writers and activists, and meditations on what it means to be a collectively-organized independent press in the increasingly manic and dog-eat-dog book publishing business.
April 9, 2009
Jan Herman’s blog “Straight Up” talks at length about arts, media, and culture news “with ‘tude.” Herman is the author of A Talent for Trouble, Cut Up or Shut Up, and the editor of Brion Gysin Let the Mice In and the Something Else Yearbook, among others. Herman waxes rhapsodic on Nelson Algren, finds the hidden parallels between William Burroughs and the blockbuster “Watchmen” film, and Sammy Davis, Jr.