Category Archives: Books

Prometheus Unlocked (SPOILERS)

I have seen many reviews of Prometheus, but very few good ones. Most professional reviewers do not fall into the demographic that best understands the film. So far, the most eager fans of the movie that I’ve met have been … Continue reading

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Meeting Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet, religion journalist and author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power came to the University of North Alabama on September 16th, 2011 to talk about his new book, Sweet Heaven When I Die. … Continue reading

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Passing Rand for Vonnegut

By Marc Mitchell During my freshman year of high school, fresh off an assigned (and traumatic) reading of Elie Wiesel’s Night, I was presented with a choice: Ayn Rand or Kurt Vonnegut.

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Towel Day

Hey, galactic hitchhikers! Yesterday was the day you were supposed to take a towel everywhere you went in celebration of the life and work of Douglas Adams. If you forgot, or if you were subject to security screening going in … Continue reading

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Dear David Weber

Sir, Thanks for keeping me entertained during the sheer boredom of a tank table. My copy of Honor of the Queen still smells like Kuwait. I am pleased with the first two chapters of your next book, Mission of Honor, … Continue reading

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Ender’s Game

All that sleep you’re supposed to get? It’s how your brain improves performance: “It really looks like if you’re not dreaming about it, you’re not getting better,” says Robert Stickgold of Harvard Medical School, who carried out one of the … Continue reading

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