Book Reviews

The Cynic's Dictionary

The Cynic's Dictionary

Back in the days before anyone had heard of the internet, January 16, 1986 to be exact, the author was browsing through The Devil's Dictionary, that masterpiece of cynical lexicography by Ambrose Bierce and a light bulb flashed in his head: Why doesn't somebody write a Devil's Dictionary for our times?

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Review: 1968 Magnum Around the World

1968 Magnum Around the World

Where were you in '68? No doubt some of our devoted readers were floating aimlessly in eggland, waiting for their significant other to bring them in to existence.

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Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing by John Seabrook

Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing by John Seabrook

John Seabrook was a privileged preppy who grew up listening to folk rock in the 1970s. 

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Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino

Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino

Definitely worth reading if you want to know another side, The real side, of Prague, and if you've been here long enough to know the difference.

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Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances Fitzgerald

Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances Fitzgerald

As a kid, Ronald Reagan scared the hell out of me. Originally the fear was personal, the way a clown or smiling puppet frightens a child. But by 1982 I came to associate his visage with the cultural climate of Casper Weinberger’s America, which was qualitatively more terrifying than any Jack-o-lantern…

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FEMINISM: Myth v. Reality
Missed Manners FEMINISM: Myth v. Reality

Well, it's time for another instalment of know-it-all answers to questions nobody asked.  [ ... ]

Prague before the truth...
Francis Pruett Old postcard from Prague

I glanced at the postcard that took two years to reach me and knew that I had to go.  

Moravian rockers Priessnitz hit the simple notes
Stanley Holditch Priessnitz 2016 (from FB)

The packed crowd in the concert hall of the Palac Akropolis stands silently in the dark and waits. A [ ... ]

The Cannabis Conspiracy: Ever wonder why it's ill...
Bryan Talbot  The Cannabis Conspiracy

The Cannabis Conspiracy is a beautiful bit of comic work by British legend Bryan Talbot that outl [ ... ]

Men and women, viva la difference!
David Berry Men and women, viva la difference!

Men and women are different, and yea, sure, you probably think you know all the ways. But now we hav [ ... ]

Sounds like... Issue 09
Keith Kirchner & Chris Sadler Music reviews from the pages of Think Magazine

Sounds like, music reviews from the pages of Think Magazine...

Dimestore Buddhism
Author Unknown Kid Robot's Homer Buddha figurine

There was this guy named Buddha. He realized that people can be really selfish and sometimes really  [ ... ]

Head-Butting for Pleasure and Profit
The Gorskys Head-Butting by Lee Cox

Head-butting is a much forgotten art. There's a reason for this: it kills brain cells faster than Mi [ ... ]

The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitche...
Alexander Zaitchik The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens

Human rights abuses overseen and committed by a superpower’s agents are ignored while those do [ ... ]

Bill Clinton's Czech Holidays
Joel Ruth The Clintons in 1969

It was five days before Christmas, 1969. A time when Americans are busy converging on family, celebr [ ... ]

A poor Czech girl's weekend
Tereza Kolínková A poor Czech girl's weekend

Friday night, the week is over, no more stress, there is the party, the big night out ...the pull ni [ ... ]

Who's that pervert in the mirror?
Peter Alton

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