Norman Finkelstein, author of Old Wine, Broken Bottle, on CrossTalk.

NPR is reading CUBA IN SPLINTERS this summer, and you can too. Get your copy here.

NPR is reading CUBA IN SPLINTERS this summer, and you can too.
Get your copy here.

This week only: 20% off books about the internet by authors Julian Assange, Chase Madar, Micah Sifry, Douglas Rushkoff, and more. 

This week only: 20% off books about the internet by authors Julian Assange, Chase Madar, Micah Sifry, Douglas Rushkoff, and more. 

CH-CH-CH-CH …
Guess who? “Back then, when I was twelve years old, Bowie showed us another way of being a boy or a girl or something else entirely. Bowie-as-Ziggy recalibrated sexuality in a way that was debauched but distilled, decidedly racy but also refined.”
-from BOWIE, by Simon Critchley, shipping soon. Only at orbooks.com

CH-CH-CH-CH …

Guess who? “Back then, when I was twelve years old, Bowie showed us another way of being a boy or a girl or something else entirely. Bowie-as-Ziggy recalibrated sexuality in a way that was debauched but distilled, decidedly racy but also refined.”

-from BOWIE, by Simon Critchley, shipping soon. Only at orbooks.com

via Buzzfeed, 9 favorites from Kevin Thomas’ Horn! The Collected Reviews

Jeanne Thornton, author of The Dream of Doctor Bantam, reads at Talks at Google, along with other trans women writers.

nyrbclassics:

Renata Adler’s Speedboat, as reviewed by Kevin Thomas
Eighty-five of Thomas’s comic reviews of non-comic books have been collected in Horn! (published by O/R Books).You can find this one, along with many others, at The Rumpus.

nyrbclassics:

Renata Adler’s Speedboat, as reviewed by Kevin Thomas

Eighty-five of Thomas’s comic reviews of non-comic books have been collected in Horn! (published by O/R Books).You can find this one, along with many others, at The Rumpus.

Office still life: RICH PEOPLE THINGS with US dollars

Office still life: RICH PEOPLE THINGS with US dollars

Andrew Ross & Strike Debt will be in Hollywood on July 19!

Andrew Ross & Strike Debt will be in Hollywood on July 19!

Gordon Lish: “a traveler from a country no longer extant, a country where editors were princes and writers kings” (Newsweek, June 19, 2014), “one of the most important living figures in contemporary American literature” (Jason Diamond, editor, Vol. 1 Brooklyn), stands ready to open his mind to you. Some portion of it, anyway. Take a peek at what he’s thinking in his latest collection of stories, Goings in Thirteen Sittings. Now available from OR Books.

“A vivacity, freshness and cheek that you rarely see anywhere else.” —The Guardian

Gordon Lish: “a traveler from a country no longer extant, a country where editors were princes and writers kings” (Newsweek, June 19, 2014), “one of the most important living figures in contemporary American literature” (Jason Diamond, editor, Vol. 1 Brooklyn), stands ready to open his mind to you. Some portion of it, anyway. Take a peek at what he’s thinking in his latest collection of stories, Goings in Thirteen Sittings. Now available from OR Books.

“A vivacity, freshness and cheek that you rarely see anywhere else.” —The Guardian

Best shot from last night’s CUBA IN SPLINTERS launch at the Half King: @OLPL, CUBA IN SPLINTERS, and a tiny dog (Mona)

Best shot from last night’s CUBA IN SPLINTERS launch at the Half King: @OLPL, CUBA IN SPLINTERS, and a tiny dog (Mona)

" The truly frightening message in this book is that the promise of the internet to expand the pie and enable more people to significantly improve their lives has not yet been fulfilled. Rather, at its worst the internet is just one more tool you have to use in order to avoid being left behind and made redundant. While some start-ups have rushed ahead, and coders have received the respect that they probably deserved, fundamental power dynamics have not changed. The Big Disconnect is a sobering critique of activism and change in the digital age, and reminds us that having unbridled faith in technology to resolve our greatest challenges is dangerous indeed. "