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  • Haymarket Books

    Name of press: Haymarket Books In what year was your press founded? 2001 How many people are on your staff? As a press within a non-profit, we have a unique staff model. A few of us work on our publishing projects full time, but by and large we...
  • Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist

    Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist
    Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
  • Summer reading: History

    Summer reading: History
    Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: $30 The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
  • Misreading the mind

    Since its inception in the early 20th century, neuroscience has taught us a tremendous amount about the brain. Our sensations have been reduced to a set of specific circuits. The mind has been imaged as it thinks about itself, with every thought...
  • A higher calling than duty

    A higher calling than duty
    "WHY I joined: The question has been asked of me so many times in so many different contexts that I thought it would be best if I wrote my reasons for joining the Army on my page for all to see." Oct. 29, 2006. On the night before he deployed to Iraq,...
  • Is anti-Zionism hate?

    Is anti-Zionism hate?
    In January, at a symposium at UCLA (choreographed by the Center for Near East Studies), four longtime Israel bashers were invited to analyze the human rights conditions in Gaza, and used the stage to attack the legitimacy of Zionism and its vision of a...
  • Big Think: Noam Chomksy shares his thoughts on the meaning of love

     
    Big Think is a website devoted to giving some big brains a platform to spout off on topics meaningful to them, and hopefully to other citizens of this planet we call Earth. With a cadre of boldface names like Ricky Gervais, Robert Wright, Stephen Fry...
  • Right wingers launch new attack on 'Avatar'

     
    It seems as if the more money "Avatar " makes at the box office (it's now officially the second-biggest-grossing film of all time), the more incensed its critics on the right become. The best example? Die-hard right-wing blogger/columnist/anti-Islam...
  • Israel gets a punch in the schnoz from Toronto Film Fest protesters

     
    Whether you're a film festival director, a college president or a secretary of state, you know that you've landed in Media Hell when Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda and Harry Belafonte start signing open letters complaining about your policies. Artists and......
  • Bill Ayers: Obama's Arne Duncan wrong

     
    by Mark Silva Bill Ayers, that "washed up terrorist,'' the way the McCain-Palin campaign wanted to portray an early supporter of Barack Obama in Chicago, or distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the way academics.....
  • MILITARY DEATHS

    Victor A. Garcia volunteered for a war he thought was wrong, in an Army commanded by a president he didn't support. He read books by leftist critic Noam Chomsky, and one of his few blog entries on his MySpace.com page wonders, "What more evidence do we...
  • 'Love in Infant Monkeys' by Lydia Millet

    'Love in Infant Monkeys' by Lydia Millet
    Lydia Millet's first collection of short fiction, "Love in Infant Monkeys" (Soft Skull: 178 pp., $13.95 paper), is a superb book. Featuring 10 stories -- all of which revolve in some sense around the interaction of animals and famous people -- it asks all...