Potpour-reads: Palmer, Hawking, and TanFor a variety of reasons, from end of semester madness to poor time management and general laziness, I find I’ve fallen behind on SIX book reviews. Despite the loftiest of plans, I’ve decided that, no, I’m not going to sit here and write full-length reviews for each of these. Instead, I’m … Continue reading Teaching, Physics, and The Joy Luck Club
Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century is an interesting and frightening review of some of the most troubling moments in world history. What makes it especially disturbing is that Snyder connects each of these moments with a current event or situation, articulating the similarities in clear detail and noting why we … Continue reading On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a powerful and articulate essay that was adapted from the author’s December 2012 TEDx Talk. It serves as both a personal investigation and interpretation of what it means to be a woman today, but also a call to action for men and women around the … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists
I can’t remember exactly when or where I first heard about Reni Eddo-Lodge’s, Why I’m No Longer Talking (to White People) About Race, but I do remember thinking, “I need to read this soon.” As a white male feminist, I am always trying to listen more and talk less, both about race and about women’s … Continue reading Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race
X-Men Siege (Mutant Empire #1) by Christopher Golden A few weeks ago, I was at Half-Price Books selling a big chunk of my library when, lo and behold, I stumbled across all three books in this Mutant Empire series. I'm absolutely upset with the 1990s version of Marvel Comics's X-Men and, years ago, I had read … Continue reading X-Men, Astrophysics, and Hate
Hi, folks! I have been pressed for time, lately (lately? Please. This is nothing new, and we all know it) and I am way behind on reviews. I "definitely" have four book reviews outstanding and "technically" have another three as well (texts I assigned to my composition students, which I have naturally read and should … Continue reading Mini-Reviews: Salinger, Forster, and Eagleton
Today is Day # 4 of Armchair BEA and our Genre of Choice is: Non-Fiction! I will be honest and say that I do not read very much non-fiction. At least, I haven’t before this last year. Since September of 2012, though, I have been reading an enormous amount of non-fiction, at least compared to … Continue reading Armchair BEA Day 4: Non-Fiction!