As a general matter, historians tell the stories of great men (and sometimes women) and the events that made them prominent.
“What makes a tool superior to another . . . has nothing to do with how new it is. What matters is how it enlarges or diminishes us.“
“Morbid Curiosities is highly recommended for its lurid yet tasteful exploration of an otherwise ignored subculture of collecting.”
“Christine Negroni uses her experience and broad knowledge of air disasters to summarize and integrate investigations.”
In author/illustrator Andy Warner’s latest graphic novel, Brief Histories of Everyday Objects, just about every major object invented on planet earth is featured in black-and-white comic s
Cartels are businesses that exist on the wildly entrepreneurial illegal side of capitalism.
“What is missing from Doublespeak, what would have made it worthwhile today, would be a reworking to compare doublespeak . . . from the 1980s to today.”
Making art a part of your daily life is invigorating because it becomes a touchstone for one’s sensibilities.
XKCD comic artist Randall Munroe has created a book to explain how things work.
Matt Parker is a comedian and a mathematician, a nerd who revels in the challenge of numbers and believes math can be recreational, and he is the best person possible to write a book about math to
Curvology purports to take us on “a scientific journey into the evolution of women’s bodies and what that means for their brains.” Engagingly, David Bainbridge attempts to diffuse the unea
In Alone on the Wall, author and free solo climbing phenomenon Alex Honnold with veteran climber and mountaineering author David Roberts, make a game attempt at doing the impossible: captu
Cultures around the world celebrate the concept of living to achieve a good death. A writer can have a life that makes for as engrossing a story as any tale he or she could invent.
“Stick to the fundamentals, that's how IBM and Hilton were built . . .
In the final minutes of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) opens the door to his nondescript suburban home.
This book comes just after the celebrated U.S. visit of Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina), the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.