Next week we’ll be featuring three great young adult authors on The Daily Circuit. Matt de la Pena, Gene Luen Yang and local author Carrie Mesrobian exemplify the kind of smart, insightful writing coming out of the genre today. While their books are classified as YA, they feature great writing and interesting characters that appeal Read more →
This week, Adam Minter joins The Daily Circuit to talk about his new book, “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trade.” Minter’s family owned a scrap yard during his childhood, which has led to a lifelong obsession with junk – but really, we thought, what’s so great about scrap metal anyway? It was an Read more →
Today, The Economist asks whether we’ve put too much blind faith in scientific research – at grave risk to ourselves and advances in medicine and technology: A simple idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”. Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea has generated a vast body of knowledge. Read more →
Even as the country breathes a sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown, many are still angry that our government appears to be so dysfunctional. But in an op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times, New York University Professor Jonathan Zimmerman says that this dysfunction is nothing new, and that our country has a Read more →
MUNICH, GERMANY — Call it “The Great German Get-Together,” or perhaps “The Great Get-Together of People From Around the World Who Love Beer, Pretzels and Women in Dirndls.” As Minnesota recovers from its 12 days of State Fair debauchery, Munich is gearing up for 16 days of Oktoberfest, when the city revolves around the most Read more →
Tis the season for holiday gifts – and plenty of hard-bound goods have been arriving on the Daily Circuit book table as we get into the wintery days. My favorite new discovery from the table this week is Stephanie LaCava’s new book, An Extraordinary Theory of Objects (just released this Wednesday), which is truly a Read more →
As we draw near the end of the year, the inevitable “best of” lists begin to arrive on every news site. Yesterday, The New York Times released its annual 100 Notable Books list. Here on The Daily Circuit, we were excited to see that a number of amazing authors Kerri and Tom interviewed over the Read more →
This week’s book table is instead a magazine table – focusing on a site brought to Kerri’s attention on Twitter, which led to quite The Daily Circuit science geek-out fest.
If pumpkins and Big Bird costumes don’t exactly make your hair stand on end, sample something from ‘The Big Book of Ghost Stories.’
If you are a young woman and you have not yet read Caitlin Moran please stop whatever you are doing, and run – briskly – to your nearest bookstore.