Posts tagged “salon”
November 5, 2013
Seven Stories Press spent the weekend in Orlando at Minecon 2013. What an experience! There were 7,500 diehard Minecraft fans of all ages, all full of frantic energy and all eager to check out the first book on the history of the game and Notch’s childhood and his gaming inspirations. The authors, Swedish journalists Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, signed copies of the book and answered questions from fans all weekend. We heard many cries of “I hate reading but I’ll read this book!” and parents claiming, “this is a book I can actually get my kid to read.” We’re thrilled to have reached so many dedicated fans this weekend and we can’t wait for Minecon 2014!
Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything is on sale today and if you order from our website you’ll receive a copy signed by the authors.
Reading and discussion with Daniella Gitlin, translator of Operation Massacre, and Daniel Balderston, director of the Borges Center
September 26, 2013Thursday, September 26th @ 7pm City of Asylum/Pittsburgh 324 Sampsonia Way Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Celebrate the publication of the first English translation of Operation Massacre with translator Daniella Gitlin, who will be in conversation with University of Pittsburgh professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures Daniel Balderston on Thursday, September 26th at 7pm at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.
Operation Massacre, by Argentine journalist Rodolfo Walsh, is a detailed account of the night of June 9th, 1956 when twelve men in a Buenos Aires suburb were arrested on suspicion of conspiring against the military government, and were taken to a garbage dump on the edge of the city and executed. Seven of the doomed men survived and Walsh tracked them down and tells their stories of that fateful night.
Walsh went on to publish four versions of the book in Argentina and worked tirelessly to seek justice for the men who were killed and to speak out against the military regimes that destroyed so many lives.
July 23, 2009From Part II of the John Talbott/Simon Johnson exchange at Salon.com: People today seem to think that just because two people want to trade something, it must be good. Because the CDS market is big, it must be useful, goes the argument. It gets at the belief system that you suggested people have adopted: that markets are inherently good. Maybe always efficient, but not always good. There are some things like company default risk that shouldn't be traded. In the past people wanted to buy and sell slaves, child pornography, women's bodies. . . Just because a market can develop does not mean the functioning of that market is good for society. Markets cannot self-reflect. That is what humans do. Only we can decide if a particular market is doing more harm than good.