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This Pretty Much Explains It. . .

May 9th, 2013 · No Comments

I’ve had Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our BrainsĀ on my phone for a nearly three years, but I just haven’t been able to finish it. Not because it’s bad, but because it’s longer than this video.

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Fall Books Worth Waiting For

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments

It’s been a painfully slow summer for literary fiction. One look at the NYT Best Sellers List explains it pretty well: crap. That’s why, even though it seems that summer has gone by far to quickly, I’m looking forward to fall when a trifecta of potentially great new books drops. 1. The Leftovers by Tom […]

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The Only Thing Worth Dying For

January 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Former Transworld Snowboarding Editor Eric Blehm’s new book The Only Thing Worth Dying For arrives in bookstores on January 19, 2010. This latest work from the author of the award winning The Last Season follows a small group of Green Berets on America’s first action in Afghanistan following the events of 911. Not to be […]

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Infinite Summer Reading

June 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Don’t know if I could make it back through, or if this is the way I’d like to spend my summer, but the crew at InfiniteSummer.org is doing a group read of David Foster Wallace’s mammoth, best novel ever written, Infinite Jest this summer starting on June 21, 2009. Join endurance bibliophiles from around the […]

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Chopping Down Dead Trees

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday I killed off more than 100 old books and transported their analog corpses in a stolen suitcase to a lonely loading dock behind the library and dumped them. Now, thinking back, I can’t help but feel badly about it. To me books always hold more than the stories in them. They hold my memories […]

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Amazon And Apple Wave Bye Bye To Bookstores. . .

March 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Remember what Apple did to music retail? Well, it’s about to happen again with books. Last night Amazon released an iPhone app for called Kindle for iPhone. While the Kindle 2 (which was just released last month) costs $359. The Kindle app for iPhone is free! Now, anyone with an iPhone can tap into Amazon’s […]

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Tags: Books · Technology

New Novel From DFW In 2010

March 1st, 2009 · No Comments

An excerpt of the novel David Foster Wallace was working on when he killed himself will run the next issue of New Yorker Magazine, according to a story in the Washington Post. The characters in “The Pale King” are Internal Revenue Service agents working at an IRS facility in the Midwest. The intense tediousness of […]

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David Foster Wallace Dead At 46

September 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Throw another log on the ever-growing tortured genius bonfire. Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace has hanged himself in an apparent suicide. The 46-year-old writer was found by his wife in their home on Friday night, September 12, 2008, according to as story in the LA Times. Wallace won a cult following for his dark […]

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Tags: Art · Books

Mortimer Signing Stalefish

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Writer Sean Mortimer (my first roommate when I moved to SoCal) has a new book out called Stalefish: skateboard culture from the rejects who made it featuring interviews with skateboarding’s most legendary. He’ll be signing the book along with a large crew of the featured rejects on Saturday May 31, 2008 at the Skatelab in […]

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Tags: Books · Skateboarding

All Da Cat Stories In One Book

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Writer David Rensin’s book on Miki Dora is coming out next month from HarperEntertainment. It’s titled: All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora. In an article for Malibu Arts Review Magazine writer Josh Hastings kicks down the details. Rensin’s book uncovers the truth about the sport’s […]

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Tags: Books · Surfing