Tag: Books

I Wonder If There’s a Call For A WWAYD Bracelet?

I Wonder If There’s a Call For A WWAYD Bracelet?

| February 23, 2010 | 2 Replies

Ed Driscoll tipped me to his newest episode of Silicon Graffiti, and I’m glad he did. It’s a good one. His guest is the author of a book on Ayn Rand, her various tiffs with the political right, and what she might make of what’s been going on in Washington lately. The interview is nice […]

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Hollywood, If You Must Make Another Vampire Movie, Try This Book.

Hollywood, If You Must Make Another Vampire Movie, Try This Book.

| January 17, 2010 | Reply

Like Glenn Reynolds, I think we’re pretty much vampired-out at this point, but I would probably pony up for a ticket if they made The Dracula Tape into a movie. I think we’d be more likely to see The Holmes-Dracula File on the big screen before that one, though given the box-office success of the […]

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A Tasty Box of Blogging Bon-Bons For You!

A Tasty Box of Blogging Bon-Bons For You!

| December 1, 2009 | 1 Reply

I don’t have much time to write a nice and proper blog post, but I’d like to share a few interesting links I came across today that caught my attention. I’d love to write a bit mroe about a couple of these but, well, you know how things are when you’re in the middle of […]

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If You Can’t Beat Them, Stick Them in Their Own Literary Ghetto

If You Can’t Beat Them, Stick Them in Their Own Literary Ghetto

| November 11, 2009 | Reply

What is it about progressives that the very notion of competition should turn their bowels to water? It’s as if the phrase “the marketplace of ideas” is the intellectual equivalent of a rotten fish stuffed with limburger and wrapped in the pelt of a road-killed skunk. In a Nov. 9 entry on The Huffington Post […]

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Must Watch TV: Driscoll and Hayward on Reagan’s Rise

Must Watch TV: Driscoll and Hayward on Reagan’s Rise

| August 24, 2009 | Reply

So there Ed was, just knocking around his palatial Silicon Graffiti studios, no doubt brainstorming his next miniature masterpiece, when renowned author Steven Hayward dropped by. Well, when you have a television studio and a best-selling biographer of one of the greatest Presidents in history, what can you do but tape a pretty darned good […]

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A Book You Need to Read if You’re Interested in Climate Change

A Book You Need to Read if You’re Interested in Climate Change

| July 26, 2009 | Reply

Here’s an interesting interview with Australian geologist Ian Plimer whose new book Heaven and Earth takes on the Cult of Global Warming and with hard facts and without fear. This is what Plimer about why his work gives him the authority to speak about global warming: ‘I’m a natural scientist. I’m out there every day, […]

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Biographies You'll Want to Own

Biographies You'll Want to Own

| April 26, 2009 | 2 Replies

If you’re looking for good summer reading material, you could do worse than shopping your way through these biographies recommended by Stacy McCain. I like biographies, though I really couldn’t tell you exactly why. There is something very enjoyable about reading about how someone who achieved a certain amount of fame (or infamy) learned their […]

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Biographies You’ll Want to Own

Biographies You’ll Want to Own

| April 26, 2009 | 2 Replies

If you’re looking for good summer reading material, you could do worse than shopping your way through these biographies recommended by Stacy McCain. I like biographies, though I really couldn’t tell you exactly why. There is something very enjoyable about reading about how someone who achieved a certain amount of fame (or infamy) learned their […]

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Hey! You Got Your Zombie In My Jane Austen!

Hey! You Got Your Zombie In My Jane Austen!

| February 13, 2009 | 2 Replies

Finally, an author has found a way to get me (and every other red-blooded male) to read Jane Austen! What’s the secret? Zombies. IT is a truth commercially acknowledged that Jane Austen’s high-spirited heroines can be recast as Hollywood brats or Bollywood sirens, wittily navigating the eternal perils of class, romance and unworthy men. Few […]

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