4.20.16: Who’s on that paper? Plus: Classic Ethiopian Moog Music.Read more "Coates on Tubman on Money?"
3.16.16: Or, what’s up on the internet. A weekly list of links found interesting, then lost in the blur of unfinished reflections.Read more "This Week in “Read and Burn”"
3.10.16: A lesson in 19th century Argentine history from L.A. friends. “…Who is the gaucho amigo / Why is he standing / In your spangled leather poncho / And your elevator shoes…”Read more "A Day in a Read State (10)"
R.I.P. George Martin. Jim shares the very instant in The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” when he stopped pressing “play” and finally pressed “record.”Read more "Tomorrow Never Knows"
Today is International Women’s Day. What does this mean to you, reader?Read more "Women of the World, Take Over"
3.6.16: A spinoff from “A Day in a Read State,” this series may only keep its tongue in its cheek as long as it doesn’t have to chew on some of the recipes included herein.Read more "Defunct Cookbook Sundays: The Stonecroft Family Cookbook (1976)"
At the mall, the “back then” is always already “back there.”Read more "There’s a Nowhere for Everything: Mall (In)Security"
3.3.16: A manual for common Persian for those who “lack either the time or the ambition to master the apparently bewildering script.” Like me!Read more "A Day in a Read State (7)"
2.29.16: On this leap day, we spotlight a novel which pits a local museum curator in 1937 Kazakhstan against the town’s head librarian. Needless to say, stakes are high…Read more "A Day in a Read State (4)"
A daily glance at new titles distributed through the Center For People In Need’s book donation programs: Democratization of knowledge in action.Read more "A Day in a Read State (1)"