These are your kids on BOOKS

George Takei posted this on Facebook and I had to […]

Where is John Galt? At lululemon.

lululemon asks "Who is John Galt?"

This month, lululemon, the upscale and upbeat ladies athletic wear shops, put “Who is John Galt?” on all their shopping bags.

Until today, when I saw a bag on the BART train in San Francisco, I never thought of visiting a lululemon store.  I have never had the need for, nor […]

Here she is…your Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games

Here is the latest Entertainment Weekly cover showing a glimpse of Hunger Games the movie. Jennifer Lawrence (Oscar nominee for Winter’s Bone) will play the heroine Katniss Everdeen.

The Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins are a stark, dystopian look at Collectivist oppression and the fight of the Individual.

Get the Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset HERE.  A […]

Discovery of Extra-terrestrial life will fuel Romantic visions

As our world expands, so do the visions of philosophers, poets and painters.  Man’s sense of adventure and discovery, of place and purpose, ascends to the highest Romantic heights when science leads the way to the future.

This month, a NASA scientist Dr. Richard B. Hoover published a report on his discovery of fossil evidence […]

Exclusive Interview: Charles Santino – writer/producer of ANTHEM the Graphic Novel

Exclusive interview with Charles Santino, the writer/producer of ANTHEM – The Graphic Novel

Charles Santino and Joe Staton collaborating in studio on ANTHEM graphic novel. Photo by Michael Weisbrot.

When I heard the announcement of the graphic novelization of Ayn Rand’s ANTHEM, I was intrigued and excited.  The original novella is a very approachable story […]

My London trip reading list

I have been to the UK a few times, but mostly up north in the glorious Cheshire and Peak District area in Bollington.  For my first trip I read two books that really helped me, as an American, dive into England.  If you are traveling there for the first time, do read Bryson and grab a […]

Video: Robert Tercek on This Week in Books

My friend Robert Tercek appears on TWiBooks with hosts Lisa Johnson Mandell and Sam Osborn. Robert’s head is around all things digital media. I worked with Robert in mobile games back in the day, and he is super smart and forward thinking.  It is a 29 minute episode and he comes in at about 10mins to […]

Book Preview: Ayn Rand’s ANTHEM – The Graphic Novel (with Video)

Just saw this cool item in Publisher’s Weekly.  A graphic novel version of Ayn Rand’s novel ANTHEM is hitting Amazon and bookstores on February 1st, 2011.

If you are not familiar with the original novella by Rand, here is a blurb from the publisher New American Library/Penguin:

The controversial classic work of one individual’s will […]

Editing the #@$% out of Mark Twain

Some people are outraged at a new version of Huckleberry Finn with edits for political correctness.  I love books, hate censorship, loathe racism, and really enjoyed The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  I prefer the original text, but have no problem with an edited version.

The uproar is because NewSouth publishing is releasing an edited […]

I don’t watch The Bachelor (but bachelorette Ashley S. loves Atlas Shrugged)

The Bachelor is back on ABC TV this week.  I think it is the dumbest idea for a reality show (love and marriage crammed into a can). They repeatedly fail so spectacularly at making matches. The show does not work.   Between you and me, I much prefer Millionaire Matchmaker, and watching Patty get down to […]