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  • '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...
  • 'Essays' by Wallace Shawn

    'Essays' by Wallace Shawn
    Artists are in the business of simultaneously de-familiarizing and re-familiarizing us with the world around us. "Habit is a great deadener," Samuel Beckett explained, and art lends us a new pair of spectacles with which to view reality anew. Reading...
  • 'A Lethal Obsession' by Robert Wistrich

    'A Lethal Obsession' by Robert Wistrich
    A Lethal Obsession Anti-Semitism From Antiquity to the Global Jihad Robert S. Wistrich Random House: 1,188 pp., $40 A heartbreaking irony suffuses "A Lethal Obsession" by Robert S. Wistrich, a history of anti-Semitism by a historian who has devoted...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.....
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brand X Files: Noam Chomsky worried by rise of far right. Nightclub for dogs? Archie's gay character.

     
    Noam Chomsky has ‘Never seen anything like this’: Famed intellectual worried about the rise of far right in America. (Truthdig) Don’t talk to aliens, warns Stephen Hawking: Physicist has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain...
  • Brand X Files: Rachel Uchitel in Playboy? Hulu the death of TV? Kendra shopped sex tape herself!

     
    Rachel Uchitel set to pose for Playboy: Alleged mistress of Tiger Woods and David Boreanaz said to have deal in place. Will not be fully nude in pictorial. (TMZ) Kendra shopped homemade porn tape herself! Her phony "outrage" was just a P.R. stunt. What...