Posts Tagged ‘books’

July 4th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in America, Russia

Book Review: “The Fourth Man,” the hunt for a CIA mole who got away

If you like spy stories, check out this non-fiction book (get it here) about CIA spycatchers and double agents, written by an ex-CIA officer (he cleared its contents with the Agency). It’s not dense or tedious; it’s fun to read. “The Fourth Man” is a newly released book (publ[...]

October 26th, 2014 - 5:57 pm § in Business, Economics, Misc.

Book Review: House Of Debt

Reading this book will help you understand how the housing crash happened and make intelligent judgments about our government’s policy responses to the Great Recession. Finance is dry stuff and most people hate reading about it, but this book has a lot going for it. Most importantly, it’[...]

October 13th, 2014 - 3:19 am § in Misc.

Book Review: Don’t Read This Book!

David Stockman is what’s known as a “spectacular failure”:  A high flyer who climbs to great heights and then spins out of control and augers into the earth with afterburners roaring.  An aspiring Olympic diver who somersaults off the 10-meter platform into an empty pool.  You g[...]

July 3rd, 2013 - 9:54 am § in Science, The Ave Scene

White Men Can Jump

To often we accept the idea that people, more specifically African Americans are born with natural athletic abilities. I myself have heard this on many occasions, at one point possibly believed it to be true sad to say. I’ve heard theories that African Americans are athletically superior as a resu[...]

October 7th, 2011 - 8:41 am § in Uncategorized

University Village B&N to CLOSE!!!

One down… Barnes & Noble’s University Village exit good news Elliott Bay and the University Book Store? Isn’t this tied in closely to the new Kindles from Amazon? I wonder if the message is that B&N’s concept is dead.  Books (as opposed to e books) may need to be mar[...]

September 28th, 2011 - 9:58 am § in America, The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Amazon’s Apple sauce arrives!

  UPDATE: I highly recommend Paul Constant’s comments on how the Apple Sauce will affect book stores. I agree with him that they will change.  I especially doubt the viability of Barnes and Noble.  On the other hand, the Kindle does leave a huge opening in its model for used book stores[...]

September 12th, 2011 - 8:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Will Amazon Applesauce Be The BIG Winner?

What future for books in the digital age? As iPads make an appearance in classrooms in France, the question is being asked – are we getting closer to an era of only having electronic and digitised books? In Correze, France the… If this story IS the future, the company that will benefit is Amazon[...]

December 18th, 2010 - 12:52 pm § in Misc.

Video Venue: Allegro non Tropo

Spoof of Fantasia.  To the music of Bolero. added to Video Venue by Rhapsody History of life starting with a bottle of Coca Cola Allegro Non Troppo is a 1976 Italian animated film directed by Bruno Bozzetto. Featuring six pieces of classical music, the film is a parody of Disney‘s Fantasia, t[...]