How Voltaire Sought to Use His Writing to Change the Way People Thought and Behaved
Who knew? We need Volaire now more than ever! Voltaire said of himself that he wanted his writings to change the way people thought and behaved. In leading his crusades against fanaticism he even invented a campaign slogan – ecrasez l’infâme -which translates roughly as “crush the despicable”.
Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date-the planets of our solar system. Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history.
"Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto" by Chuck Klosterman /// When I'm bummed out, I pick this book up. It cracks me up, particularly the chapters about John Cusack and Saved by the Bell. The spine on my paperback is falling apart since I've read this so many times.
The final Iain Banks book will be published next February - Sadly, it's not a novel ? but it's still pretty exciting to have one last glimpse inside the mind of the legendary author. A collection of Banks' poetry, co-written by The Night
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Nine best new books to read this month From a moving memoir about one mother’s journey to nurture her child genius to a teenage boy charged with a hate crime, these great reads will keep you entertained all month long.
The cover of George Carlin's cd shows him superimposed onto the image of the Last Supper. Carlin often used religious themes in his stand-up comedy routines. This is an example of popular culture using themes from religion in a comedic fashion.