3 10 2011
I’m gonna continue my recent posts theme of reposting Grantland articles. This is fast becoming one of my favorite websites. on the 60th anniversary of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” Rafe Bartholomew interviews Don DeLillo. I love what Don says in regards to a question posed, Is writing a lot like sports? When the […]
ballin, baseball, don delillo, history, imperialism, sports = opium
24 08 2011
Can’t make sense of the NFL or NBA lockout situations or their implications? You’re not alone. Hard caps. TV revenues. Guaranteed money. These are hardly the battle cries of a typical labor dispute. Well, maybe that’s because pro sports franchises really aren’t you’re typical business. In fact Malcolm Gladwell argues: they aren’t really businesses at […]
ballin, C.R.E.A.M., global economy, history, imperialism, sports = opium
20 01 2010
Hit the jump to see the good doctor, Raj Patel author of two best selling, hard hitting, socially conscious books
ain't afraid to hustle, C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, environment, food, global economy, history, illegals, imperialism, media giants
7 07 2009
sponsored by the Northern California Independent Bookstore Association, this walking tour includes stops at the following stores, Get Lost Travel Books, Green Arcade, Great Books Symposium, Books Inc and Booksmith.
bill vollmann, california, history, language, san francisco
30 04 2009
From F.T. Marinetti’s “Critical Writings”: Destruction of Syntax––Untrammeled Imagination––Words-in-Freedom
dead people, history, language, philosophy, writing
23 03 2009
Language makes us human, Derek Bickerton asserts in “Adam’s Tongue”, not the other way around. Humans simply could not have taken the evolutionary leap out of the savannas without it. However, contrary to common belief, language isn’t as simple as a straight line evolution from the myriad of animal calls exhibited by our genealogical ancestors.
history, language, reviews
7 03 2009
“Riding Towards Everywhere,” Bill Vollmann’s book about “catching out”—hobo slang for riding a freight train without permission—romanticizes the forgotten conveyance and freightage of Manifest Density and the Westward expansion of the United States. The railways built this country. It wasn’t really until the 1950’s that we had an Interstate Highway System. Most people, but not Bill, forget that.
bill vollmann, california, catching out, history, Sanchez Grotto