True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking

From the writer, director, and editor of Phantasm—the cult classic horror movie of 1979 and its sequels—comes this highly entertaining and motivational autobiographical account of Don Coscarelli’s filmmaking journey, True…

Climate Basics: Nothing to Fear

Want to understand the core of the essential global warming and climate change debate and why the climate alarmists are wrong? Pick this short yet highly informative book Climate Basics:…

University Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education

The commercialization of higher education and its damaging effect on academic ethics has been a concerning observation for decades. It hasn’t gone unexplored in books and freelance journalist Jennifer Brown’s…

Floating Twigs

Floating Twigs is enthralling in its narration, compelling in its plot, heartbreaking in its honest exploration of human indifference...

The Seamless Web

What is a poem and how does one respond to it? This question is deep and it takes a Stanley Burnshaw to explore it inside-out, reaching the nooks and corners…

Rising from the Dead

We tend to think of medicine as a profession that saves life. But not many of us know that countless doctors working in the medical field themselves are dead—not physically…

The Saturday Wife

If I hadn’t read Naomi Ragen’s Chains Around the Grass, the title “The Saturday Wife” would have been a turn-off enough to make me pass on this book. Who wants…

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

There are books that you read and you get a whole new worldview owing to the nature of information contained and the excellence of narration via which the information is…

Wilde in America

David M. Friedman’s Wilde in America (Norton, 2014) serves a filling account of Oscar Wilde’s historical trip to America and its implications for both Wilde and America. Starting with Wilde’s…

Hiding in Unnatural Happiness

Hiding in Unnatural Happiness by Devamrita Swami is a fairly short book of essays and commentary that explore the foundation of happiness. The author introduces readers to the nature of…

The Archetype of the Number and Its Reflections in Contemporary Cosmology

Alain Negre’s The Archetype of the Number and its Reflections in Contemporary Cosmology explore a field of study that mainstream science has steered clear of and thus mainstream media also…

Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds

Any detailed discussion of space-time in quantum physics and what it means in terms of classical physical world (one observable to us) is bound to get to the mind-boggling/weird side.…