The Last Magazine: A Novel – Book Salon Preview

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 9:55 am

“The Last Magazine is the debut novel from Michael Hastings, discovered in his files after his untimely death in June 2013. Informed by his own journalistic experiences, it is wickedly funny, sharp, and fast-paced: a great book about print journalism’s last glory days, and a compelling first novel from one of America’s most treasured reporters.”

Pull Up a Chair: Art in Science, Science in Art

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 4:00 am

It’s always enriching to see things in a new way, don’t you think?

Movie Night Postponed

By: Monday November 10, 2014 4:55 pm

Unfortunately Movie Night had to be postponed until a future date. Our apologies to all.

The Fall of the Wall

By: Sunday November 9, 2014 6:59 pm

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, 8,000 balloons will light up the skies over the footprint of the Berlin Wall. For the past few days the Lichtgrenze glowed in place of the old wall, tonight the balloons were released to the heavens.

Stephen Colbert Does Jim Inhofe

By: Sunday November 9, 2014 1:19 pm

We are so screwed.

Set to take the chair on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is one of the biggest climate deniers around, Sen. Jim Inhofe.

Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise With Corporations – Book Salon Preview

By: Sunday November 9, 2014 9:00 am

American courts routinely hand down harsh sentences to individual convicts, but a very different standard of justice applies to corporations. Too Big to Jail takes readers into a complex, compromised world of backroom deals, for an unprecedented look at what happens when criminal charges are brought against a major company in the United States.

Sunday Talking Heads: November 9, 2014

By: Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00 am

Buenos Dias.

Bob Schieffer interviews President Obama in the Oval Office and then has George W. Bush on to sell his book about his father. This seems like some kind of protocol offense to me.

Late Night: Twitter Fight!

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00 pm

It all started when Business Insider’s Julia La Roche tweeted a pic from Gasparino’s new he-man promo campaign.

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Leon Uris

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 5:20 pm

The most surprising (to me) part of Uris and his IMDB credits is the credit ha has for the screenplay for Gunfight at the OK Corral starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday.

A Duck Tale

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00 pm

A park with a few scrub trees and a trickling brook was located across the street from one of the clap-trap rentals we called home during our days in Atlanta. To call the area a park was a stretch. When builders rushed to put up tiny houses built from old army barracks, the small ravine was too costly to fill in, so what better name than a “park.”

One morning a few domestic ducks paddled around in the stream. How they arrived, nobody knew.

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