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New and Featured Books for 10/23/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Identical by Scott Turow

Guests On Earth by Lee Smith

Rasputin casts a long shadow indeed...

Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury

Mirror, Mirror by J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Marky Kay McComas, and R. C. Ryan

Rough Passage To London: A Sea Captain’s Tale by Robin Lloyd

Gilt Trip by Laura Childs with Diana Orgain

The dirtiest.

Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III

Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith

Seances!

The Seance Society by Michael Nethercott

Dark City – Repairman Jack: The Early Years by F. Paul Wilson

The Wolves Of Midwinter by Anne Rice

Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen

Bond, James Bond.

Solo by William Boyd

Mortal Bonds by Michael Sears

Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George

Law Of The Desert Born, adapted by Charles Santino, scripted by Beau L’Amour and Katherine Nolan, based on a short story by Louis L’Amour, and illustrated by Thomas Yeates

Sometimes life is a competition.

Losing To Win by Michele Grant

Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Absolute Top Ten by Alan Moore and illustrated by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon

Those are some tough looking mice.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Petersen

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

The Counterfeit Mistress by Madeline Hunter

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

NON-FICTION:

Who Really Killed Kennedy? – 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations About The JFK Assassination by Jerome R. Corsi

Where Were You? – America Remembers the JFK Assassination, compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses

The creation of one nation, indivisible.

The Men Who United The States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisble by Simon Winchester

America!!!!

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Practice To Deceive by Ann Rule

From Scratch: Inside The Food Network by Allen Salkin

Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge

All that jazz!

Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, And Other Powerful Web Tools For Classrooms by Will Richardson

Who Discovered America? – The Untold History Of The Peopling Of The Americas by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson

Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon.

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon by Brad Stone

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books:

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

09/18/13.

09/03/13.

New and Featured Books for 09/18/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Hive by Gill Hornby

Something Borrowed, Something Dead by M. C. Beaton

Blindsided by Fern Michaels

The final cut.

Dexter’s Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier

The Impersonator by Mary Miley

The new book by Thomas Pynchon.

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller

Charge!

Wonder Woman, vol. 3: Iron by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang

New Avengers, vol. 1: Everything Dies by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by illustrated by Steve Epting

Avengers, vol. 2: The Last White Event by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Dustin Weaver and Mike Deodato

Meow!

Lost Cat by Jason

Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader

The Night Is Alive by Heather Graham

Blind Justice by Anne Perry

Sometimes the tables get turned...

The Player & The Game by Shelly Ellis

The NYT bestselling author of The Book Of Air and Shadows

The Return by Michael Gruber

The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison

NON-FICTION:

Samantha Geimer

The Girl: A Life In The Shadow Of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver with Judith Newman

Five Days At The Memorial by Sheri Fink

Infiltrated: How To Stop Insiders And Activists Who Are Exploiting The Financial Crisis To Control Our Lives And Our Fortunes by Jay W. Richards

Kate: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl

A brief history of Stephen Hawking.

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking

Sex, power, and the quest for perfection.

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, And The Quest For Perfection by Debora L. Spar

Grain Brain: The Surpristing Truth About Wheat, Carbs, And Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg

Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our boys Cope With Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, And The New Rules Of Boy World by Rosalind Wiseman

The invention of the American meal.

Three Squares: The Invention Of The American Meal by Abigail Carroll

Imploding web, obsolete searchs, brain tech, and everything else.

Breakpoint: Why The Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, And Everything Else You Need To Know About Technology Is In Your Brain by Jeff Stibel

Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety by Eric Schlosser

You’ll Get Through This: Hope And Help For Your Turbulent Times by Max Lucado

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/19/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson and illustrated by Laura Rankin

Lego Man In Space: A True Story by Mara Shaughnessy

Happy birthday!

My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza

A Special Gift For Granny by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Are The Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton and illustrated by Russell Ayto

Treehouse!

House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen

FICTION:

Alvin Ho: Allergic To Babies, Burglars, And Other Bumps In The Night by Lenore Look and illustrated by Leuyen Pham

Here comes the monster.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Princess Academy: Palace Of Stone by Shannon Hale

The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos

Its her party and she will be mean if she wants to.

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider

NON-FICTION:

A story of Albert Einstein.

On A Beam Of Light: The Story Of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

Extreme Oceans by Seymour Simon

Dangerous habitats.

A Strange Place To Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & The Animals That Call Them Home by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Ed Young

First Big Book Of Space by Catherine D. Hughes and illustrated by David A. Aguilar

The Negro League All-Star game of 1934.

Stars In The Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game Of 1934 by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Frank Morrison

Crocodile Hunters! – And More True Stories Of Adventures With Animals by Brady Barr with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

How To Negotiate Everything by David Spellman with Lisa Lutz and illustrated by Jaime Temairik

What the Hubble telescope saw.

Space, Stars, And The Beginning Of Time: What The Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

And for Young Adults:

06/05/13.

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

 

 

New and Featured Books for 12/04/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Shiver by Karen Robards

Playing The Hand You’re Dealt by Trice Hickman

Threat vector!

Threat Vector by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney

Aquaman, vol. 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis

The Strain, vol. 1, story by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, adapted by David Lapham, and illustrated by Mike Huddleston

Zoo: The Graphic Novel by James Pattererson and Michael Ledwidge, adapted by Andy MacDonald

First time available in the U.S.

Private London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie

Batman – Bruce Wayne: The Road Home by Fabian Nicieza, Mike W. Barr, Bryan Q. Miller, Derek Fridolfs, Adam Beechen, and Marc Andreyko and illustrated by Cliff Richards, Ramon Bachs, John Lucas, Javier Saltares, Rebecca Buchman, Walden Wong, Pere Perez, Peter Nguyen, Ryan Winn, Szymon Kudranski, Agustin Padilla, Scott McDaniel, and Andy Owens

Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse

Book Review-The Black Box

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

And Then You Dye: A Needlecraft Mystery by Monica Ferris

Strike Of The Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Now a major motion picture starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Nano by Robin Cook

Dying On The Vine by Aaron Elkins

NON-FICTION:

A new history of one of the worlds most ancient pleasures.

Inventing Wine: A New History Of One Of The World’s Most Ancient Pleasures by Paul Lukacs

Counting One’s Blessings: The Selected Letters Of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, edited and with a preface by William Shawcross

The enduring saga of The Smiths.

A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga Of The Smiths by Tony Fletcher

Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign In Verse by Calvin Trillin

Tap Dancing To Work: Warren Buffett On Practically Everything, 1966-2012, collected and expanded by Carol J. Loomis

Lincoln, Little Crow, and the end of the Frontier.

38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, And The Beginning Of The Frontier’s End by Scott W. Berg

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 10/18/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf and illustrated by The Brothers Hilts

Cat’s Cradle, Book 1: The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody by Ludworst Bemonster (and Rick Walton and Nathan Hale).

Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury

Underground Train by Mary Quattlebaum and illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith

The Gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas and illustrated by David Diaz

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt by Gail Herman and illustrated by Adrienne Brown, Loren Vasquez, and Manuela Razzi

Bad Apple: A Tale Of Friendship by Edward Hemingway

Snowmen At Work by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner

Ready For Pumpkins by Kate Duke

Mystery Ride! by Scott Magoon

Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Jared Lee

My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson and illustraed by Bryan Gough

Katy Duck Is A Caterpillar by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Henry Cole

Working Mummies by Joan Horton and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

The Fox Maiden by Elsa Marston and illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi

Amelia Rules: Her Permanent Record, written and illustrated by Jimmy Gownley

My First Ghost by Maggie Miller & Michael Leviton and illustrated by Stephanie Buscema

Halloween Forest by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by John Shelley

Nightsong by Ari Berk and illustrated by Loren Long

The BOO! Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace and ilustrated by LeUyen Pham

FICTION:

Uh-Oh, Cleo: Underpants On My Head by Jessica Harper and illustrated by Jon Berkeley

Parrot In The Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

Gran, You’ve Got Mail! by Jo Hoestlandt and illustrated by Aurélie Abolivier, and translated from the French by Y. Maudet

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart

Calvin Coconut: Man Trip by Graham Salisbury and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary

Deenie by Judy Blume

Princess Posey And The Monster Stew by Stephanie Greene and illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Harry Bliss

NON-FICTION:

Seas And Oceans by Andy Owen and Miranda Ashwell

Unlikely Pairs: Fun With Famous Works Of Art by Bob Raczka

Halloween by Laura Marsh

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything), edited by Becky Baines

A President From Hawai’i by Terry Carolan and Joanna Carolan and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Help Me Learn Subtraction by Jean Marzollo, with photographs by Chad Phillips

Halloween Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/23/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

My Uncle Martin’s Words For America: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made A Difference by Angela Farris Watkins and illustrated by Eric Velasquez

A wonderful memoir in pictures of MLK’s life, as told by his niece, who shares her uncle’s positive message about how there’s a place for everyone in this world, living life side by side. This is a great book for younger readers, and is very informative, and the pictures in it are very realistic and warm. Highly recommended.

Caves And Caverns by Gail Gibbons

Dinosailors by Deb Lund and illustrated by Howard Fine

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

There’s a button and they’re just daring you to touch it. How can you resist that?

Emma’s Poem: The Voice Of The Statue Of Liberty by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

A very nice book about the life of Emma Lazarus and her famous sonnet, “The New Colossus,” which is engraved in bronze on the Statue of Liberty. You may not realize you know it, but it’s the poem that includes the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is a good read for younger readers, and especially ideal for helping them to understand what the American Dream is about.

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld and illustrated by Ben Boos and A. G. Ford

The Astonishing Secret Of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon and illustrated by Jake Parker

Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison and illustrated by Joe Cepeda

When The Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden

We March by Shane W. Evans

FICTION:

How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark

Sarah, Plain And Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

The Case Of The Deadly Desperadoes by Caroline Lawrence

How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

A very entertaining and funny novel about a word full of fairies, who are there to hinder humans doing the most mundane of tasks, and one girl’s attempt to do as the title suggests, and ditch her own personal fairy. Check out an excerpt. The paperback version’s cover, seen below, is also pretty funny, and fitting to the story.

NON-FICTION:

Black Pioneers: An Untold Story by William Loren Katz

Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything by Philip Steele

Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes From An Inspiring Young Chef by Jack Witherspoon and Lisa Witherspoon, with photographs by Sheri Giblin

This 11 year old chef has spent half his life battling leukemia, and now has his own cookbook. His story is an incredibly inspiring one, and the recipes are all extremely good and kid-friendly. You can catch a preview below as young chef Jack Witherspoon makes baked ziti:

Stokely Carmichael: The Story Of Black Power by Jacqueline Johnson

The Best Of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply by Greg Tang and illustrated by Harry Briggs

My People by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Charles R. Smith, jr.

African American Military Heroes by Jim Haskins

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa and illustrated by Ed Young

Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons

Heart And Soul: The Story Of America And African Americans by Kadir Nelson

The Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History Adventure by Heather Adamson

Citizen Scientists: Be A Part Of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns, with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

02/14/11.

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/16/12.

01/28/12.

Reading material for 02/20/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

NASA unveils stunning models of future aircraft designs.

Take a ride in this absolutely terrifying elevator.

Tim Tebow asked to Military Ball by Louisiana airwoman.

The FBI might cut off the internet for millions of people on March 8th.

The image above is by celebrated illustrator Charles Santore.

Brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds: Space, to debut in March!

Target is not only extremely good at data mining, but they’re keeping an eye on you.

Man suffers heart attack at Heart Attack Grill!

Supreme Court Justice robbed by machete-wielding intruder.

Catch a glimpse of Google’s luxurious California HQ.

Apple considering a smaller tablet.

Also, Apple’s new operating system aims to knit its products together more closely.

The insidious evils of “Like” culture.

7 horrifying historical origins of famous corporate logos.

The future of high tech healthcare, and its challenges.

Reviewing Pinterest, the newest social media site.

The “Undue Weight” of Truth on Wikipedia.

Does anyone really care about online privacy?

How companies learn your secrets.

On this day in history:

In 1872 the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York city.

In 1933 the 21st Amendment, which will end Prohibition in the United States, is proposed by Congress.

In 1935 Caroline Mikkelson becomes the first woman to set foot on Antarctica.

In 1962, while aboard the Mercury spacecraft entitled Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

In 1998 figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest individual gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

In 2003 there’s an accident with the pyrotechnics display at a White Snake concert in a small club in West Warwick, Rhode Island and 100 people are killed and 200 more are seriously injured.

In 2009 the World Day of Social Justice is officially established and recognized each year. The goal of the World Day of Social Justice is to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, and unemployment all over the world.

Famous births: Rihanna in 1988, T. J. Slaughter in 1977, Brent Gretzky (Wayne’s little brother) in 1972, Kurt Cobain in 1967, Cindy Crawford in 1966, Anthony Stewart Head in 1954, Patty Hearst in 1954, Gordon Brown in 1951, Ivana Trump in 1949, Sandy Duncan in 1946, Mike Leigh in 1943, Sidney Poitier in 1927, Richard Matheson in 1926, Robert Altman in 1925, Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924, Ansel Adams in 1902.

Famous deaths: William Wallace Lincoln in 1862, Frederick Douglass in 1895, Max Schreck in 1936, Chester Nimitz in 1966, Dick York (the first Darrin Stephens on Bewitched) in 1992, Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1993, Gene Siskel in 1999, Sandra Dee in 2005, Hunter S. Thompson in 2005.

via Awesome People Reading.

The 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.

Alan Moore sums up everything that is wrong with the entertainment industry.

A crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek.

William Gibson and the way we understand cities.

Composite sketches of literary characters.

10 tips on writing from David Ogilvy.

Every Bart Simpson chalkboard quote ever.

Zora Neale Hurston’s love spells and rituals to get a man.

Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted as an opera.

An essential postmodern reading list.

from here.

The cast of Game Of Thrones in normal clothes.

A supercut of television shows referencing other television shows.

Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 4, which will be a reboot. Seriously.

Get ready for the Hannibal Lecter TV show.

Jon Hamm drops more hints about the new season of Mad Men.

10 things from the Hunger Games books that the movie(s) probably can’t pull off.

Billy Bob Thornton is making a road trip movie about his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

Gael Garcia Bernal is the Zorro of the post-apocalyptic future.

Author Kevin J. Anderson will novelize Rush’s new album.

Crystals may be possible in time as well as space.

Butterflies light the way to better thermal imaging.

The stupid things you do online (and how to fix them).

They know now at what time of day that you’re most likely to get an infection.

The inside story of climate scientists under siege.

Phonemes probably can’t reveal the ancient origins of language after all.

Do you think you could have passed Thomas Edison’s job interview test?

Cats as fonts.

Second graders take a field trip to a parking garage.

How to tie your shoes (Hint: you’ve been doing it wrong for a while now).

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Previous online reading material:

02/13/12.

02/06/12.

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.

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