Recommendation Triptych: America in the 1920s

This time I’ve got three books that I recommend reading in a specific order, from broad-spectrum overview to a discrete, specific event that happened in the summer of 1927. I think reading these books in that order, one after another, gives a very nuanced perspective...

Why We Get Fat

I try not to be too evangelical about going paleo, because diet really is a very personal choice and what works beautifully for me doesn’t work for everyone. But I feel I need to write about this book, which is not a book about paleo or is even a...

Book Review: Common as Air

Common as Air by Lewis Hyde (2010). Quote: “Simply put, my project has been to enlarge the set of stories that might usefully guide our thinking about the ownership of art and ideas.” (p. 214) Short form: This is not a legal treatise on copyright law. It...

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