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REVIEW: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none...
REVIEW: Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner

REVIEW: Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner

Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality by Brad Warner My rating: 4 of 5 stars The strongest part of Hardcore Zen comes in Warner’s description of what Zen is almost like, but most definitely is not. It’s most evident in the...

Forget Hipsters: Typewriters Were Awful

Ahh, yes. Typewriters. Some things are better left forgotten. But don’t tell it to this guy: If you do, he’s bound to go off on you in plaintive tones about how there’s something essentially different in the words recorded on a device with levers...