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We read ‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s new Trump book, so you don’t have to

09.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Whisper it low: Could Rage, out in bookstores this week, be the first Bob Woodward book in an age that's actually worth reading?  My answer: Yes, but only 50 percent of the thing. Only after Woodward, at age 77, has an Alice in Wonderland epipha... ...

Cyberantics: a book from the year 2172

Stanislaw Mayakovsky — a fictional character from the 1992 comic book series Aliens: Hive — was a Russian sociobiologist and artificial life expert from the 22nd century who made a tiny autonomous robotic ant and placed it in an ant colony to study social insect behavior. He wrote a book about it, called Cyberantics (published in 2172). In 1992, Dark ...

Goodreads must be destroyed

Goodreads is a vile website, both shopworn and sharp-edged. There, the machinery of social media and engagement-generation was applied so ruthlessly to books that Amazon itself was outgunned and ended up buying it. Years later, Goodreads stagnates even as its near-monopoly persists, a wedding of the worst excesses of online commenting, fiction fandom and tech-biz ...

We read Michael Cohen’s book on Trump so you don’t have to. But you should.

09.11.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Over the past five years, I've performed many masochistic acts known as reviewing Trump books — specifically, the big buzzworthy tomes by his family, former associates, and the journalists who got closest. This began with Trump's own bestseller... ...

‘Ace’ is the first book of its kind. Here’s why anyone, asexual or not, should read it.

09.10.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

In case my job title of "*** and relationships reporter" isn't a clue, I'm a ****** person. Since coming of age, I've thought about ***, watched *** (either pornographic or simulated in mainstream media), talked about ***, written about *** — a... ...

Allie Brosh’s follow-up to Hyperbole and a Half out this month

Solutions and Other Problems [Amazon] is the forthcoming follow-up to BB fave Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh's amusing and insightful collection of autobiographical sketches. Her new work, out September 22, picks up where the original left off, powered by similar anxieties and the same perfectly-expressive MS Paint artwork. Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous ...

Amaze: A book about how to think like a magician

Amaze, an illuminating and informative guide to designing magical experiences, has finally been published in English! Written by my pal and Boing Boing contributor Ferdinando Buscema and inventive designer/writer Mariano Tomatis, Amaze ("L'arte Di Stupire" in Italian) is not a book of tricks but rather a primer on "thinking like a ...