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Shorties (Chelsea Manning Will Publish a Memoir, New Music from the National, and more)

Chelsea Manning will publish a memoir early next year. shared a short film featuring new music. May's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Genius by James Gleick The Lords of Discipline by James Conroy Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer The Quietus previewed May's cassette releases. previewed summer's best books. Stream a new song by V.V. Lightbody. Authors discussed their books' one word titles at Mirriam-Webster. Stream a new Kelly Moran. L...
Tags: Music, David, Jonah Lehrer, Chelsea Manning, Atomic Books Comics Preview, James Gleick, Sandra Cisneros, Cate Le Bon, Yohuna, American Libraries, Charly Bliss, James Conroy Proust, V V Lightbody Authors, Mirriam Webster Stream, Kelly Moran Locus, Willow Wilson Aquarium Drunkard


Would You Go Back to 1889 and Take Out Baby Hitler? Time-Travel Expert James Gleick Answers the Philosophical Question

The vast majority of us have no inclination to kill anyone, much less a small child. But what if we had the chance to kill baby Adolf Hitler, preventing the Holocaust and indeed the Second World War? That hypothetical question has endured for a variety of reasons, touching as it does on the concepts of genocide and infant murder in forms even more highly charged than usual. It also presents, in the words of Time Travel: A History author James Gleick, "two problems at once. There's a scie...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, College, History, United States, New York Times, Jeb Bush, Stephen Hawking, Sci Fi, Charles Darwin, Hitler, Vox, Seoul, Adolf Hitler, Huffington Post


7 of the most popular science books of all time

Chaos theory, evolution and the cosmos make for an eye-opening read. Carl Sagan paints a sagacious picture of humanity's place in the universe.Great scientists give us a glimpse into their minds and their theories.Scientists have been sleuthing through the mysteries and secrets of the universe since humankind first started asking questions. Just what is going on in this grand amphitheater of reality? The courageous and curious sometimes leave their ivory towers to translate their arcane works ...
Tags: Books, Science, Scotland, Time, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Literature, Stephen Hawking, Evolution, Charles Darwin, Dyson, Richard Dawkins, Einstein, Carl Sagan, Darwin


Jeff Bezos’ investigator suspects 'a government agency' intercepted Amazon CEO's text messages

On MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell show tonight, Roig Franzia of the Washington Post said the security and legal team representing Jeff Bezos believes it's possible the leaks of the Amazon CEO's texts, with accompanying intimate photos, were politically motivated -- and that a “government entity” accessed the material somehow, rather than the phone being hacked. Video below. Washington Posts @RoigFranzia says Bezos' team thinks it's possible that the text leaks were politically motivate...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Politics, UK, News, Washington Post, Washington, Israel, US, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Mossad, Bezos, James Gleick


Shorties (January's Best Poetry Collections, New Music from Matmos, and more)

Vulture recommended four of January's best poetry collections. Stream a new Matmos song. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for$1.20 today: Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick eB...
Tags: Music, David, Harper, Volt, Cass Mccombs, Toro Y Moi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, Rumpus Book Club, James Gleick, Matmos, Sam Lipsyte, New York Times Stream, Stanislaw Lem Stream, Emily Jungmin Yoon NYCTaper, Alice Whitmore


January's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: American Caesar by William Manchester Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durell Blind Ambition by John Dean Chaos by James Gleick Darkness Visible by William Styron The Earth Is the Lord's by Taylor Caldwell Great Lion of God by Taylor Caldwell The Hidden Flower by Pearl S. Buck I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro Last Days by Brian Evenson The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie Marvel Comics: The Un...
Tags: Music, Obama, Earth, David, Sherlock Holmes, Neal Stephenson, Havana, David Foster Wallace, Lagos, Eleanor Roosevelt, Atomic Books Comics Preview, William Styron, Debbie, Carrie, Tom Wolfe, James Gleick


How Precision Engineering Made Modernity Possible

Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, has a new book out called The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. It’s the history of a concept, which makes it tricky to write about, but it’s an uncommonly generative and illustrative concept. James Gleick shares this anecdote in his book review. North Wales, “on a cool May day in 1776.” The Age of Steam was getting underway. So was the Industrial Revolution—almost but not quite the same thing. In Scotla...
Tags: England, Scotland, Winchester, John Wilkinson, Watt, North Wales, Wilkinson, James Gleick, Simon Winchester, Tim Carmody, James Watt, John Iron Mad Wilkinson


The flow of physics

Galileo was proud of his parabolic trajectory. In his first years after arriving at the university in Padua, he had worked with marked intensity to understand the mathematical structure of the trajectory, arriving at a definitive understanding of it by 1610—just as he was distracted by his friend Paolo Sarpi who suggested he improve on the crude Dutch telescopes starting to circulate around Venice. This distraction lasted 20 years, only to end under his house arrest, when he finally had time to ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Venice, Kepler, Newton, Hamilton, Galileo, Padua, Lorenz, James Gleick, LaGrange, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Science & Medicine, Physics & Chemistry


Remainders: From Kanye to El Paquete

Quick update before jumping in. I was in Missoula, Montana for the 11th year in a row last week to do some fishing and teaching at University of Montana. If you find yourself in Montana and are looking for a fly fishing guide I can’t recommend Chris Stroup and his Montana Cutthroat Guide Services enough. My friend Nick and I spent two days on the river with Chris and, once again, he put us on fish with nearly every cast. On the reading side, I finished up the Master Algorithm (fascinating conten...
Tags: Google, Coffee, Facebook, Books, Math, Hollywood, Television, Learning, Parenting, NYC, Montana, North Korea, Iraq, Uncategorized, US, America


The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle playing 'Cabinet of Wonders' after book tour

The paperback edition of Danielle's Universal Harvester is just out. Meanwhile this week's edition of the "I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats" podcast features The Music Tapes' Julian Koster covering "Jeff Davis Country Blues" Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Books, Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, David Cross, John Darnielle, Nellie McKay, James Gleick, Jeff Davis, Wesley Stace, Dave Hill, The Mountain Goats, Julian Koster, The Music Tapes, David Nagler


Daily Book Deals 12/22/17

Today in Amazon’s Gold Box, get Best-selling digital magazines from $3.75 for 12 months – up to 82% Off More Daily Deals: Save 50% on Pure Enrichment Premium Aroma Diffusers Save big on Comfortac Shredded Memory Foam Pillow 55% off Dell 5285 2-in-1 Laptop (Certified Refurbished) Save on Rowkin Wireless Earbuds Save on Wooden Trains and Accessories From $0.99: Choose from 20+ digital and print best selling magainzes (example: Bon Appetit six months for $0.99, print + digital) At B&N, it’s time ...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, England, Romance, Lgbt, India, Fantasy, Holiday, New York Times, Kindle Books, Classics, South America, Dell, Vietnam


Shorties (Chloe Benjamin on Her New Novel, Stereogum's Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, and more)

Chloe Benjamin talked to PopSugar about her novel The Immortalists. Stereogum listed the most anticipated albums of 2018. 60 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,167), including the San Francisco Chronicle's top books, Electric Literature's best novels & story collections, and Volume 1 Brooklyn's favorite poetry collections. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Beyonce, David, Brooklyn, Bob Dylan, Paul Mccartney, Richard Feynman, Cbc Radio, Laura Marling, Tatsuya Takahashi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, San Francisco Chronicle, James Gleick, Morgan Parker, Emma Straub


Why Are The Men Of The White House So Obsessed With Each Other’s Dicks?

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Yesterday afternoon, I read a thorough and illuminating piece from Morgan Jerkins at The New Republic, where she articulated how Trump’s presidency is hurting the book publishing industry. Her premise — and this is one several agents, authors, and editors agree with — was that the news coming out of Washington has been so bizarre and ridiculous and absurd that we (collectively) haven’t had as much of a need to read fiction for entertainment. Also, the per...
Tags: Featured, Dicks, Washington, White House, Blogging, New York Times, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Jonathan Safran Foer, Reince Priebus, Woods, The New Yorker, Race & Politics, Trump, New Republic, James Gleick


Artists Defend Shakespeare In The Park, Because Political Theater Matters

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Tags: New York, News, Obama, New York City, Bank Of America, Rome, Park, Delta, Fox News, Shakespeare, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Joyce Carol Oates, Central Park, Trump, Kathy Griffin


Richard Feynman’s “Notebook Technique” Will Help You Learn Any Subject–at School, at Work, or in Life

Richard Feynman knew his stuff. Had he not, he probably wouldn’t have won the Nobel Prize in Physics, let alone his various other prestigious scientific awards. But his reputation for learning all his life long with a special depth and rigor survives him, and in a sense accounts for his fame — of a degree that ensures his stern yet playful face will gaze out from dorm-room posters for generations to come — even more than does his “real” work. Many students of physics still, understan...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Education, College, Los Angeles, Seoul, Princeton, Feynman, Cornell, Richard Feynman, Frank, Facebook Twitter, Cal Newport, Newport, Los Angeles Review of Books


Klasie Kraalogies: As Mist Before the Sun: The Slow Relief of Unbelief (4)

Still Life with Bread and Wine, la Porte Note from CM: Thanks to Klasie for sharing his story with us. This is the final installment. • • • AS MIST BEFORE THE SUN: THE SLOW RELIEF OF UNBELIEF by Klasie Kraalogies Part 4 When, therefore, we maintain that pleasure is the end, we do not mean the pleasures of profligates and those that consist in sensuality, as is supposed by some who are either ignorant or disagree with us or do not understand, but freedom from pain in the body and from trouble in...
Tags: Religion, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Mort, Albert, James Gleick, Marcus Aurelius, Holistic Detective Agency, Gustav Mahler, Wilderness Journey, Frans de Waal, Feigenbaum, Klasie Kraalogies, Klasie Kraalogies Part, Klasie, Douglas Adams Dirk Gently


Klasie Kraalogies: As Mist Before the Sun: The Slow Relief of Unbelief (3)

Wanderer in the Storm, von Leypold AS MIST BEFORE THE SUN: THE SLOW RELIEF OF UNBELIEF By Klasie Kraalogies Part 3 “Think of mathematical symbols as mere labels without intrinsic meaning. It doesn’t matter whether you write, “Two plus two equals four,” “2 + 2 = 4,” or “Dos más dos es igual a cuatro.” The notation used to denote the entities and the relations is irrelevant; the only properties of integers are those embodied by the relations between them. That is, we don’t invent mathematical str...
Tags: Religion, Atlantic, Turing, Cs Lewis, Saskatoon, Guest Bloggers, Plato, Shannon, James Gleick, Kant, Spinoza, Gödel, Robert Bellah, Aquinas, Santayana, Bayes


The Debunker: Was eBay Founded as a Way to Trade Pez Dispensers?

January 1, 2017 isn't just New Year's Day… it's also the Internet's 34rd birthday. On January 1, 1983, all the computer systems on the ARPANET, created by the Department of Defense in 1969, were required to switch over to the TCP/IP network protocol that it still uses today, giving birth to the Internet as we know it. But how well do we know it? Onetime computer programmer (and Jeopardy! computer victim) Ken Jennings is here to do a complete systems update on all the Digital Age spam in your m...
Tags: Google, Deals, Youtube, Ebay, Department Of Defense, Computers, Experts, Times, January, Wall Street Journal, Cohen, TCP, Trivia, James Gleick, Wesley, Omidyar


Kindle Daily Deals 01/05/17

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is up to 80% off select business & investing Kindle books. There looks to be several interesting choices, including these two recent releases: The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life ($2.99 Kindle), by Oliver Luckett and Michael Casey [Hachette] and The Dream Chaser: If You Don’t Build Your Dream, Someone Will Hire You to Help Build Theirs ($3.99 Kindle), by Tony A. Gaskins [Wiley]. I’ve listed a few more be...
Tags: Books, Self-help, Kindle Books, Vine, Wiley, Sports & Outdoors, Daily Deals, Casey, James Gleick, Bob Iger, Oliver Luckett, NonFiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math


Interview with James Gleick about his new book on the history of Time Travel

5 years ago, Boing Boing described James Gleick’s The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood as "a jaw-dropping tour de force history of information theory... The Information isn't just a natural history of a powerful idea; it embodies and transmits that idea, it is a vector for its memes (as Dawkins has it), and it is a toolkit for disassembling the world. It is a book that vibrates with excitement, and it transmits that excited vibration with very little signal loss. It is a wonder." (mo...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, Podcasts, Audio, Time Travel, Mp3s, Boing Boing, James Gleick, Dawkins


From Science Fiction to Physics: Does Time Actually Exist?

Physicists’ ideas about the nature and existence of time may seem incongruent with our experience of it, but author James Gleick makes a case for why we need to keep an open mind. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
Tags: Future, James Gleick


Slashdot Asks: Is It Time To Dump Time Zones In Favor of Coordinated Universal Time?

Last Sunday, those of us in North America, Europe and some areas of the Middle East rolled back the clock an hour in accordance with Daylight Savings Time (DST). The tradition -- first imposed in Germany 100 years ago -- has been around for so long that many of us fail to question its significance. What is the importance of Daylight Savings Time? Is it still relevant in today's world? Is it time to dump time zones in general? James Gleick makes the case via the New York Times for switching to Co...
Tags: New York, Germany, Tech, New York Times, Middle East, Sydney, James Gleick, Peoria, North America Europe, Petropavlovsk, Coordinated Universal Time


English is not Latin

John and Craig look at how movies and TV shape the English language, and how writers should think about their role in all of this. We also examine the uncomfortable overlap between rom-com characters and stalkers. We are coming to you one day earlier than usual because Tuesday, as you may have heard, is an election in the US. And perhaps you’re looking for something to distract yourself from that horrible business. But Americans, please vote. Links: Scriptnotes Gold Standard T-shirt Scriptn...
Tags: US, Atlantic, John, Michael Sheen, Craig, James Gleick, Craig Mazin, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes


What Character Traits Do Geniuses Share in Common?: From Isaac Newton to Richard Feynman

Back in 1993, James Gleick wrote Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman. A decade later came his biography on Isaac Newton. As Gleick mentions above, the two scientists–who lived, of course, centuries apart–shared very little in common. Newton (1643-1727) was “solitary, antisocial, unpleasant, bitter.” Richard Feynman (1918-1988) could be best described as “gregarious, funny, a great dancer.” Watch him joyously play the bongos to see what Gleick means. So the question remain...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, College, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Isaac Newton, Feynman, Cornell, Newton, Richard Feynman, Facebook Twitter, James Gleick, Facebook and Twitter, Gleick


Shorties (November's Best New Books, An Interview with Bruce Springsteen, and more)

Literary Hub recommended November's best new books. Bruce Springsteen discussed his memoir Born To Run with the Guardian. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Son by Philipp Meyer The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga ...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, David, New York Times, Hunter S Thompson, Richard Feynman, Trump, Matt Berninger, Kurt Vonnegut, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Cubs, Boyle, John Darnielle, Los Angeles Review of Books, James Gleick


Shorties (The Best Books on Writing, An Interview with President Obama's DJ, and more)

recommended the best books on writing. Trackrecord interviewed President Obama's White House DJ. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Son by Philipp Meyer The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga eBooks on sale for $2.9...
Tags: Music, Obama, White House, David, Brooklyn, Hunter S Thompson, Toni Morrison, Donald Trump, Lou Reed, Richard Feynman, Anthony Bourdain, Trump, Kurt Vonnegut, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Electric Literature, James Gleick


Shorties (Philip Roth's Favorite Books, Stream the New Kristin Hersh Album, and more)

Philip Roth's favorite books. NPR Music is streaming Kristin Hersh's new album Wyatt at the Coyote Palace. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Son by Philipp Meyer The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga eBooks on sale ...
Tags: Music, Barack Obama, David, Philip Roth, Jim James, Hunter S Thompson, Jonathan Safran Foer, Richard Feynman, Kristin Hersh, Kurt Vonnegut, Kim Gordon, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Cubs, NPR Music, Boyle, Los Angeles Review of Books


Shorties (Paul Beatty Awarded The Booker Prize, A New Will Johnson Song, and more)

Paul Beatty has been awarded the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout. Stream a new Will Johnson song. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Son by Philipp Meyer The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga eBooks o...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Hunter S Thompson, Lou Reed, Wall Street Journal, Chuck Palahniuk, Nick Cave, Will Johnson, Richard Feynman, Anthony Bourdain, Miya Folick, Boston Globe, Matt Berninger, Kurt Vonnegut, Mitski


Shorties (International Women Writers You Should Be Reading, The Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time, and more)

recommended international women writers you should be reading. Pitchfork listed the best shoegaze albums of all time. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Son by Philipp Meyer The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga eB...
Tags: Music, David, Hunter S Thompson, Richard Feynman, Joe Henry, Kurt Vonnegut, Jesu, Nick Drake, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Wayne, Electric Literature, Guernica, Diane Williams, Agnes Obel, James Gleick, Deborah Levy


Shorties (An Interview with Anne Carson, Warpaint on World Cafe, and more)

Weekend Edition interviewed poet Anne Carson about her new collection Float. Warpaint visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Son by Philipp Meyer The White Tige...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Hunter S Thompson, Trent Reznor, Richard Feynman, Jason Isbell, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Christopher Guest, James Gleick, NPR Books, Anne Carson, José Saramago, Paul Beatty