Archive for May, 2010

May 31 2010

Spring Cleaning

Published by under Current Read

We spend a lot of time looking at book covers here. Among the myriad of slightly blurry blond women with obscured faces and third world fonts, I found a clear winner for my favorite book cover of 2010, designed by Patrick Barry: Good color scheme, design actually related to book subject, old timey letter press […]

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May 24 2010

Just Added: Crime, Drugs, Violence

Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subby Love

Noir at the Bar returns for its third installment. This time around will be Pinckney Benedict, Laura Benedict, Sean Doolittle, Jed Ayres, and Scott Phillips. If you haven’t attended a Noir at the Bar, make sure to take your anti-squeamishness pill.  They’re really quite shocking. All five folks will read and we’ll have copies of […]

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May 24 2010

I Wish I Could Express Myself This Clearly

Published by under Misc.,Subby Love

Ann Patchett, writing in the NY Times Magazine: Or, like me, you can go back to the bookstore. I know this is a modern world where books are overnighted to your doorstep and beamed to your hand-held device in under a minute. ..It is just so thrilling to be around people who read, people who will […]

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May 21 2010

The Show Will Go On!

Published by under Events,Full of ideas,Lou Life

We’ve got volunteers (although there’s always room for more if you’ve been thinking about it).  We’re still working out the details, but no matter what shape it ends up taking, The Play Will Go On! Whether as a participant or an audience member, please join us Tuesday, May 25 from 6pm to 7pm for the Subterranean […]

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May 19 2010

‘The Moral Rights of the Author Have Been Asserted*’

Published by under Current Read,Subculture

*this was actually printed on the copyright page** The new Slavoj Žižek book, ‘Living In The End Times’ arrived at the store last week and I had the good fortune of ‘unwrapping’ it (mere mortals call it ‘receiving’). I made a little gasping noise like the kind Victorian women made when their corsets were tightened, or […]

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May 19 2010

Features I Like

Published by under Current Read,Subby Love

If you’re wondering where the What We’re Reading posts got moved to, well wonder no more.  They’re here and I try to update them weekly (well, really every other week but I’m pretty sure that Marina’s the only one who actually finishes anything within that week). It’s one of my favorite things and I don’t think […]

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May 16 2010

So This is Interesting. . .

Published by under Misc.

In my weekly googling of Slavoj Žižek, I found a great list of the 100 Top Public Intellectuals, a joint production of Foreign Press (US) and The Prospect (UK). How cool! Names include Žižek,  Noam Chomsky, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Thomas Friedman and Salman Rushdie. I don’t know most of the other people on the list but I […]

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May 15 2010

Update!

Published by under Misc.

Loud cellphone talkers in public: they’re still here.

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May 15 2010

Anyone Interested?

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is sponsoring this fantastic idea of  a citywide marathon reading of Shakespeare’s plays, as a lead-in to the first preview performance of Shakespeare Festival  St. Louis’  Hamlet in Forest Park. The marathon (Shake 38) will take place over 38 hours–a play per hour–and runs from 6am Tuesday, May 25 through 8pm Wednesday, […]

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May 08 2010

Calling All Bloggers

Published by under Full of ideas,Misc.,Subby Love

OK.  So you read a great book and you want to reference it on your site. Even better.  You want to GET PAID for referencing it on your site.  Guess what? There are options other than Amazon.  That’s right.  Your friendly friends here at Subterranean offer the same sort of Affiliate program, only WE PAY […]

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