Books


Nov. 16, 2009
Gladwell's Igon Value Problem
I pile onto Steven Pinker's rant against Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw






Aug. 5, 2006
Blink: The Nonsense of "Thinking Without Thinking"
A less-than-generous book review of the allegedly non-fiction bestseller, why George Bush likely read this book, and suggested alternative reading by Christopher Moore.



Sep. 8, 2009
An Epic Search for Truth, with a Connection in Frankfurt
A recursive book review about a recursive graphic novel: LogiComix by Apostolos Doxiadis and computer scientist Christos Papadimitriou.



November 8, 2010
Artemis Fowl 3: The Eternity Code
My son produced this trailer for the third in Eoin Colfer's gripping series about a boy criminal mastermind.





A 16 year-old with ADHD busts myths about the mental health epidemic.





Aug. 28, 2005
A "Natural Cure" for the Author's Debts
Confidence artist Kevin Trudeau tops the bestseller list by playing on people's mistrust of corporations.




January 27, 2008
Con man Kevin Trudeau is back, cashing in on bizarre corporate conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, Michael Shermer's book Mind of the Market explains how Trudeau gets away with it.




March 11, 2007
Reading lists for skeptical grownups and kids.







April 15, 2007
Goodbye Kurt. So it goes.
A review of my favorite Vonnegut novels, on the sad occasion of his death.