Entertainment/Culture

Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits Volume 1 TP (review)

December 3rd, 2012 by alephnaught

Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits Volume 1 TP (review)

Title:Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits Volume 1 TP Author:Jen Van Meter (Author), Various (Author) Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: Oni Press (October 19, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1934964484 ISBN-13: 978-1934964484 This is a hilarious graphic novel of stories about a mythical punk rock family; one of the kids has a gift for business, one invents words, and […]

How Music Works (review)

November 19th, 2012 by alephnaught

How Music Works (review)

Title: How Music Works Author: David Byrne Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: McSweeney’s; First Edition edition (September 12, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1936365537 ISBN-13: 978-1936365531 I purchased the iBooks version, which included a lot of extra material such as photos and lecture material (which was cool) and a bunch of music at the end (which I […]

Giant Robot Biennale and Heavenese

October 28th, 2012 by alephnaught

Giant Robot Biennale and Heavenese

Yesterday we went to Little Tokyo to check out the Giant Robot Biennale at Japanese American National Museum; the show was very cool, lots of highly customized figures from artists that show and sell with Giant Robot. We also ran into a Japanese musical troop called Heavenese – they play music combining Japanese and gospel […]

The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

October 7th, 2012 by alephnaught

The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

Title:The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism Author:Matt Mason Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (May 5, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 141653220X ISBN-13: 978-1416532200 I saw this book in a bookstore when we were trading in books and decided to give it a try – I’m glad I did, overall. The […]

Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (review)

September 11th, 2012 by alephnaught

Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (review)

Title: Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land [Hardcover] Author: Paul Buhle, Harvey Pekar, Neal Gabler, David Lasky, Barry Deutsch, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodriguez, Sharon Rudahl Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Abrams ComicArts; Bilingual edition (September 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0810997495 ISBN-13: 978-0810997493 This is a very cool book – most of it is a […]

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (review)

September 9th, 2012 by alephnaught

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (review)

Title: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business [Hardcover] Author: Charles Duhigg Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1400069289 ISBN-13: 978-1400069286 If you’re into leadership or self-help or helping others, this book should be on your bookshelf (or your iPad). […]

New monster figure! (pics)

February 4th, 2012 by alephnaught

New monster figure! (pics)

We were shopping in Little Tokyo at Anime Jungle and we saw this figure – Aviva freaked out, loved it, so we got it.  I don’t know what it is – can anyone identify this monster for me? Translate

The Tim Burton show at LACMA

October 27th, 2011 by alephnaught

The Tim Burton show at LACMA

We went to LACMA to see the Tim Burton show before it left; the show was interesting, but packed – we had to wait 1 1/2 hours to go in, and even then it was hard to get close to objects. There were two rooms dedicated to film props and drawings, and then a few […]

August 22nd, 2010 by alephnaught

Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda

Title: Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda Author: Andy Capper, Vice Media, Gabi Sifre Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: MTV; Original edition (November 17, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1416595406 ISBN-13: 978-1416595403 I heard about this book from the video of the same name – MTV sent a crew to Baghdad to record the heavy […]