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Book: Less

You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? ANSWER: You accept them all. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Dec 3, 2019 - 5 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de pícaros. (Time of Rogues)  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 6

The Ministry is called to investigate when archaeologists find a cell phone belonging to a missing 21st century corrupt executive in a room that was sealed off in 1520. Julián, Amelia and Alonso travel to the past and meet the novella-inspiring Lazarillo de Tormes. Meanwhile, Irene interrogates Paul Walcott who has been captured by the Ministry and locked in a 1053 prison in Huesca. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 10, 2018 - 4 comments

Book: Realism With A Human Face by Hilary Putnam. Part I: Metaphysics

I'm starting the discussion about the first part of the Hilary Putnam book. The lengthy introduction discusses Putnam's influences, and the essays in Part I focus on metaphysics. [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on May 1, 2016 - 0 comments

Book: Realism With A Human Face by Hilary Putnam

Our first selection is a set of essays by Hilary Putnam that covers Metaphysics, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Studies in American Philosophy in its three parts. [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on Mar 23, 2016 - 0 comments

New Group - Metaphysics and Entanglement

Is anyone interested in reading and discussing philosophy or philosophical fiction? [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on Mar 17, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 15. Step Away

‘Step-‘, as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale associations with the word ‘wicked’ that we need new terminology? Lore’s Aaron Mahnke stops by to describe the lovelessness, literary tropes and life expectancy around ‘step-‘. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 31, 2015 - 1 comment

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