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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Influential author and blogger Arianna Huffington blames the radical fringe of the Republican Party for bringing this country down the wrong path. She says they’re responsible for everything from the Iraq War to the attack on science. Robert Bryce attacks both the left and the right for exploiting our deluded hope for energy independence. Also: the return of an iconoclastic jazz music label. Plus, stories from the golden age of American crime fiction.


Robert Bryce and Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington on Why the Right is Wrong

Author, columnist, and radio host Arianna Huffington is best known for founding the influential and popular blog, The Huffington Post. Her new book, Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe, criticizes the radical element of the Republican ...

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ESP-Disk is Back

In the early 1960s, Bernard Stollman started the iconoclastic music label ESP-Disk. Over the next decade he put out records by Albert Ayler, Charles Manson, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Ornette Coleman, Timothy Leary, and The Fugs, to name just a few. Now, after a 30-year hiatus, Mr. Stollman has ...

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The Golden Age of American Crime Fiction

In the mid-1920s, the magazine Black Mask turned to stories favoring characters and atmosphere over intricate puzzle-plotting. Led by Dashiell Hammett, the monthly magazine inaugurated a golden age of American crime fiction. Otto Penzler talks about the stories he chose for The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The ...

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Is Energy Independence Desirable?

Everybody is talking about energy independence, but is it really achievable, or even desirable? Robert Bryce savagely attacks our cherished green beliefs about alternative energy sources and the entire concept of energy independence in Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence.

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