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  • Assistant Principal Removed for Authoring Pepe the Frog Children's Book

    08/18/2017 9:47:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    An assistant principal was removed from his position at the Rodriguez Middle School in Denton, Texas after it was discovered he wrote a children’s book starring the controversial internet meme character Pepe the Frog. In Eric Hauser’s 54-page illustrated story, titled The Adventures of Pepe and Pede, the anthropomorphic frog protagonist Pepe and his centipede friend Pede work together to rid their local swamp of the antagonist Alkah, a bearded alligator who has brought chaos to the entire Wishington Farm. To vanquish their deceitful foe, Pepe and Pede throw magical buds from their farm’s Honesty Tree, apparently red-pilling the alligator...
  • 24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

    08/15/2017 10:03:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jamie Jones
    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which books need to be turned into TV Shows. Here are some of the best responses...
  • A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future — and Trump

    08/11/2017 12:36:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Metro ^ | August 10, 2017 | Nikki M. Mascali
    In four years, Black Lives Matter went from a hashtag about social injustice to a full-fledged global civil rights movement. Metro spoke with Patrisse Cullors, who cofounded Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013, about its evolution, fighting racism in the age of Trump, her upcoming memoir and what saying “all lives matter” really means. What is the biggest misconception you find people have about Black Lives Matter? Patrisse Cullors: That we just started a hashtag. That it isn’t a sophisticated set of ideas that would lead to a larger strategy to build out, a powerful...
  • Interview with Matt Bracken (My new counter-jihad novel is out: "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun.")

    08/01/2017 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 67 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 1, 2017 | Matt Bracken
    WRSA: What does the title of your new novel refer to? Red sandstone cliffs are common to the coastal region of Morocco I’m writing about, and they feature in the story. All the Dan Kilmer novels are going to contain a geographical feature in their titles. So far I’ve used up “Cay” and “Cliffs”, so I don’t anticipate running out soon. WRSA: I couldn’t find Cape Zerhoun or Port Zerhoun on any maps of Morocco. It’s a composite of a few different locations, but is largely based on the historical pirate port of Salé from the corsair era but relocated...
  • ‘Make It So’: ‘Star Trek’ and Its Debt to Revolutionary Socialism

    07/27/2017 5:14:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 24, 2017 | A.M. Gittlitz
    H. G. Wells’s foundational work of political science fiction, “The Time Machine,” predicted a future in which a small utopia of sprightly elites is kept running by a subclass that lives below the ground and is reduced to bestial violence. This prediction, carried to a horrifically logical extent, represented the intense wealth disparity of the Victorian England in which Wells wrote the novel. Judging from the major political narratives of the fictions of our era, films like “The Hunger Games,” “Elysium” and “Snowpiercer,” the certainty of a future rendered increasingly barbarous by class division remains essentially the same.
  • 47 Years of Racial Healing

    07/25/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-25-17 | MOTUS
    I’ve decided to reread a Tom Wolfe book during my week away from fake news. But which one? He’s such a prolific writer and the choices span both genres and generations: Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House…since I just reread - and reported on - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test last year, during The Occupation, so that’s out: Interestingly, what was “new” journalism then – injecting yourself into the story and relating the facts as you  fancifully see fit, is now just journalism. Once the purview of Fine Arts and English programs, non-fiction today...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes Back (sues Simon and schuster)

    07/07/2017 1:54:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Publishers Weekly ^ | 7-7-17 | John Maher
    At a rain-soaked rally on July 7 in Midtown Manhattan, about 100-150 fans and a large contingent of police lined the sidewalk by S&S's offices. There, just after noon, Yiannopoulos announced that he had filed a lawsuit against Simon & Schuster with the Supreme Court of the State of New York earlier that morning. S&S, he said, let him keep $80,000 of the advance he had been paid. He is seeking damages of "at least" $10 million. "They have to pay for silencing conservatives," he said at the rally. "How many books could I have sold with their marketing muscle?"
  • The Summer Reading List by George Weigel

    07/06/2017 1:27:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | 6/28/2017 | George Weigel
    I recently met the good people of St. Benedict Elementary School in South Natick, Massachusetts, which offers classical Catholic education to some very fortunate youngsters. The extensive summer reading lists the school suggests to those kids’ parents put me in mind of my high school English teacher, the late Fr. W. Vincent Bechtel—who did not, however, do suggestions, but made sure that his charges kept their noses to the grindstone from June through August by assigning us at least a half-dozen novels. Some of them—like Paul Horgan’s Things As They Are—I still reread with pleasure, a half-century later. So herewith,...
  • High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

    06/23/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6.22.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids don’t have to read anything over the summer.
  • Who Is to Blame for the 7 and 7 Cocktail?

    06/10/2017 3:55:42 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 8, 2017 | Kevin Kosar
    The American Spectator’s Kevin Kosar badgers the Toronto writer Adam McDowell. Kevin Kosar: Congrats on the publication of Drinks: A User’s Guide (Tarcher, 2016). It’s a smart-looking book, and I enjoyed it. So how’s the weather in Minnesota? Adam McDowell: It’s lovely, there are Canadian flags everywhere, people being very polite to each other. Kosar: Wait…. you’re a Canadian? In Canada? McDowell: Yes, born and raised in Toronto. Kosar: Why? McDowell: I’ve never had a doctor’s bill in my life. That’s explanation enough. Kosar: As a Canadian, I trust you consume barbarous quantities of drinks like Yukon Jack, Canadian Club,...
  • MILO Book ‘Dangerous’ Back on Sale; Soars to #1 on Amazon, Passes Clinton, Sasse

    06/06/2017 5:14:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/5/2017 | Charlie Nash
    Dangerous, the book by former Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, was released for pre-order for the second time on Sunday, overtaking both Chelsea Clinton and Ben Sasse’s books and soaring to #1 on the Amazon best sellers list within a day. The book is now being published through Milo’s own “Dangerous Books” publishing house, after former publisher Simon and Schuster decided to drop the title. That decision was made despite the fact that the book had already received over 75,000 pre-orders, according to Milo. Left-wing activists, journalists, and celebrities celebrated the cancellation of Dangerous months ago. However, the relaunched book...
  • National Assoc. Of Scholars Recommended Book List

    05/30/2017 4:13:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Here are 115 books the NAS recommends for colleges and universities with common reading programs. The first list contains 80 books appropriate in level of difficulty and length for any college freshman. The second list contains 30 more ambitious choices... Recommended Books for More Ambitious College Common Reading Programs MATTHEW ARNOLD – CULTURE AND ANARCHY (1869) The point of culture is the pursuit of perfection; the uncultured are mere Philistines. Arnold eloquently articulates the High Victorian ideal of culture as singular and normative—a valuable corrective to the modern view of culture as plural and descriptive. Students will learn to consider...
  • Let's just say it: George RR Martin needs to get on with The Winds of Winter

    05/12/2017 11:26:48 AM PDT · by NRx · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05-12-2017 | David Barnett
    George RR Martin is, as Neil Gaiman famously once opined, not your bitch. It is eight years to the day since Gaiman wrote this to a fan on his website who had asked whether it was fair to feel that Martin was “letting him down” by taking so long to publish the later volumes in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. That was in 2009, meaning that that fan had another two long years ahead before he’d get his hands on the fifth book, A Dance With Dragons. If that chap was feeling let down then his disappointment...
  • Bill Clinton and James Patterson are writing a book together

    05/08/2017 11:30:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2017 | Michael Schaub
    Meet James Patterson's newest co-author: former President Clinton. Patterson and Clinton are co-writing a thriller titled "The President Is Missing," which is scheduled for release in June 2018. The book is about the disappearance of a sitting president.
  • Forbidden Thoughts, a Book Review

    05/07/2017 3:11:30 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 20 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 02/05/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    "Forbidden Thoughts" is a conservative and libertarian science fiction anthology. What are the pros and cons of this book most notable for Milo Yianapolis writing the foreword?
  • Game of Thorns (book recommendation)

    05/05/2017 3:59:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Game of Thorns | 5/5/2017 | self
    I've read a number of books dealing with the 2016 presidential election. "Game of Thorns" is very good and explains why Trump won the election, despite the fact that almost all the pundits had Clinton winning easily. The first chapter of the book goes into detail about all the unethical and criminal activity in which the Clintons were involved, things I wasn't aware of. The next 5 chapters are a detailed description of what happened on election eve. This is a much more interesting book than "Shattered", in my opinion. Highly recommended.
  • REVEALED: Hillary Clinton ‘seethed with ANGER as she admitted defeat to Donald Trump’

    05/01/2017 5:21:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Express UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    HILLARY Clinton “faked a smile” and suppressed her “anger” when she was forced to concede defeat to Donald Trump after his meteoric rise to the Presidency, a tell-all book has claimed. The former Secretary of State seemed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when she lost the electoral college, and with it the Presidency, to Washington outsider Donald Trump. Now a salacious book has claimed the Democrat’s rage “touched every nerve of her body” after being ordered by Barack Obama to admit defeat. The book ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Election Campaign’ claims President Obama implored the first...
  • This school is trashing all its textbooks

    04/30/2017 7:19:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2017
    School is no place for books, one Manhattan principal apparently believes. In a scene out of “Fahrenheit 451,” administrators at Life Sciences Secondary School have ordered all textbooks rounded up and removed — calling them “antiquated,” sources say. Principal Kim Swanson and Assistant Principal Derek Premo, who launched the ban, “really frown upon the use of books,” an insider told The Post
  • 1984: A Book Review

    04/29/2017 5:20:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 47 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | April 29, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    I’ve quoted it many times; but until last week, I’d never actually sat down and read George Orwell’s 1984. Now I want to share my thoughts on this literary masterpiece. Calling a novel from the past “amazing in its relevance” is pretty cliché; but still true. First published in 1949, the vast majority of 1984’s frightening predictions have come true in some way. Much of it has described the trajectory of the Western world. But the book gives an almost-certain window into what life is like in North Korea. I also cannot recommend it enough for any Christian interested in...
  • Venezuelan Jews protest broadcast of ‘Protocols’

    05/28/2011 9:57:53 AM PDT · by Lattero · 9 replies
    Venezuela’s largest Jewish advocacy group has protested to the government a state-run radio broadcast that positively referenced the anti-Semitic "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." In a formal complaint filed this week with the Public Ministry, the Venezuelan Confederation of Israelite Associations denounced the broadcast in which journalist Cristina Gonzalez read the infamous text and suggested that listeners also should read it. “Venezuelan Jews know that promoting this anti-Semitic document only sows hate and discrimination, violating the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” the confederation said in a statement. During the broadcast, Gonzalez expressed her admiration for the Jewish...