Posts tagged “reviews”
June 6, 2013We are so excited about Reinhard Hennig’s great review for Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point! Edited by photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee’s Arctic Voices is a compelling collection of essays regarding threats to our Earth’s arctic.“…the diverse texts gathered in Arctic Voices…give a multifaceted insight into a region whose ecosystems have already during the past century undergone substantial change through pollution, resource exploitation and military use.”“The volume’s most outstanding feature is that it shows the Arctic not as a sublime wilderness devoid of human beings, but as a region in which people have been living for a long time, and in which contemporary developments
threaten not only nature, but in a great measure also indigenous cultures.”Check out the full review here: http://www.ecozona.eu/ index.php/journal/article/ view/342/685Arctic Voices will be published in paperback this August, with a new introduction by Dr. James Hansen.
April 30, 2013
Rita Lorraine Hubbard of The New York Journal of Books reviewed Andri Snaer Magnason’s The Story of the Blue Planet earlier this week. Ms. Hubbard says great things about the book, including the following:
This poignant book with its exotic illustrations can be used across several educational landscapes. It might do well as supplemental or advanced independent reading, or it might even be used to open dialogue in social studies, citizenship, human rights, or ethics classes.
The entire review can be found on The New York Journal of Books website.
August 14, 2012“Palast turns his artistry inside-out and its impact not only here but around the world, in a meticulous network of Paul Singers, Koch brothers, and Ice Men, among others, busy destroying the world because they can’t see beyond their own ridiculously overloaded bank accounts. They just don’t understand that in destroying the world’s people they are destroying themselves. In destroying Nature, they are destroying Culture, and vice versa.”Greg Palast’s new book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, will be released September 18. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super-funding the Super-PACs of both parties’ campaigns.Click here to read a review of Palast’s investigative reporting on OpEdNews!
August 7, 2012
“Given the wide range of talent, each with a distinctive style, the volumes burst with an exuberant range of visual styles from classic line drawings to psychedelic prints to computer-generated faux-3D posters.”
The Philly Inquirer reviews Russ Kick’s take on a collection of classic literature. The Graphic Canon Volume 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons is swarming with visuals of reinterpreted stories. Keep your eyes peeled for Volume 2, coming out this October, and Volume 3, which will follow in March 2013.
Click here to read the Inquirer’s full review!
August 3, 2012
“Trevor: A Novella”
James Lecesne. Seven Stories, $14.95 (96p) ISBN 978-1-60980-420-6
Lecesne (Virgin Territory) updates his Oscar-winning short film, Trevor (itself developed from his one-man stage show), turning it into a novella. It’s the story of 13-year-old Trevor, a boy who stages a re-enactment of Jacques-Louis David’s La Mort de Marat in his bathtub and plans to dress up as his idol, Lady Gaga, for Halloween. (In the Trevor film, the teenager was a diehard Diana Ross fan.) While Trevor isn’t ready to declare himself gay, he doesn’t want anyone else doing so on his behalf, either (“Some of us prefer to remain a mystery—even to ourselves”). Trevor’s interests (Lady Gaga, theater, his baseball-playing buddy Pinky) make him a target, however, culminating in the word “faggot” being scrawled on his locker and a subsequent suicide attempt. Given the story’s long history, it’s no surprise that Lecesne nails Trevor’s personality and voice, a combination of self-assuredness, sharp humor, and enthusiasm.
July 12, 2012
“If you want some really heavy duty literature-based comics, The Graphic Canon is a project you definitely want to check out.”
Curious about The Graphic Canon’s visual interpretation of classic literature? Jonathan Liu of GeekDad was too. Read his take on the series, (particularly Volume 1, released May 2012) here.
June 22, 2012
Reviewer Josh Christie can’t get enough of The Graphic Canon. He elects Pale Ale as the perfect brew to go with it, “a brew that can be sipped or quaffed” and that is, “ a perfect example of its style.”
“The pieces that weren’t commissioned by Kick for the Canon are, across the board, stellar. Fan’s of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey will recognize a few stories from Action Philosophers. Candlewick and Bloomsbury’s great adaptations of classics (The Odyssey and Canterbury Tales) make appearances, too. Though it won’t matter to some comic fans, I was thrilled to find a mix of male, female, eastern and western creators among the new and reprinted work.”
Read the full review here
April 5, 2012"Really, you’re left with two choices, go and make a game right now or read Rise of the Videogame Zinesters and then make a game. Either is preferable, but I consider Anna’s book a great gateway into the world of indie development and how you can so easily become a part of it."
April 5, 2012"As for what to make your game about, make it about anything and everything, Anthropy insists. Make it about yourself. Make it about your hopes, your failures or your cats; just make it about something. But more importantly, just make a game."
April 5, 2012"A practical book, but also an enjoyable read, I agree that this book should be a must-read for expecting parents."