Book Reviews

The Cynic's Dictionary

The Cynic's Dictionary

Back in the days before anyone had heard of the internet, January 16, 1986 to be exact, the author was browsing through The Devil's Dictionary, that masterpiece of cynical lexicography by Ambrose Bierce and a light bulb flashed in his head: Why doesn't somebody write a Devil's Dictionary for our times?

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Review: 1968 Magnum Around the World

1968 Magnum Around the World

Where were you in '68? No doubt some of our devoted readers were floating aimlessly in eggland, waiting for their significant other to bring them in to existence.

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Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing by John Seabrook

Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing by John Seabrook

John Seabrook was a privileged preppy who grew up listening to folk rock in the 1970s. 

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Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino

Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino

Definitely worth reading if you want to know another side, The real side, of Prague, and if you've been here long enough to know the difference.

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Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances Fitzgerald

Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances Fitzgerald

As a kid, Ronald Reagan scared the hell out of me. Originally the fear was personal, the way a clown or smiling puppet frightens a child. But by 1982 I came to associate his visage with the cultural climate of Casper Weinberger’s America, which was qualitatively more terrifying than any Jack-o-lantern…

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A Textbook Definition of Anarchy
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Anarchism, a movement organizsed on the belief that society should be run entirely by voluntary, org [ ... ]

Peace, Love, Unity + Respect – circa 1995 AD
Ecto Peace, Love, Unity + Respect

Free your ass and your mind will follow...

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Cat Scratch Fever
Jeffree Benet A catfight between two women is a terrifying thing to witness

One man's near-fatal discovery that women are not the weaker sex...

Designer says you're a piece of architecture
Jenna Moller Some designs by Lu Jindrák Skřivánková. Courtesy photo.

Painter turned fashion designer gets inspiration from unlikely sources...

View of a small dying planet
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Škoda VisionS is design in balance
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Show car celebrated its world premiere at the Volkswagen Group Night in Geneva 

Faith and the Tower
Michael Lennea Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babel (Vienna)

Faith - that monumental quality held up by the godly like a sacred wall separating them from the unb [ ... ]

What a year it was: The 1999 Darwin Award Winners!
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