Method or Madness?

  I know I’m not alone in having my own idiosyncracies when it comes to books, but I caught myself doing something strange the other day when it came to choosing my next book. This newly discovered and often whimsical, by my standards at any rate, phenomenon, which thinking back has been going on for years without …

Review Ramble

Writing a book review is an epic business and one that is seldom easy. I read a lot of reviews over on the many blogs out there and am always curious as to how people assimilate books…for me it is a case of continual background thinking, usually its subconscious but in an effort to show …

Tally’s Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men – Elliot Liebow

The first edition of Tally’s Corner, a sociological classic selling more than one million copies, was the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis-that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior-and alternative explanations that many African-Americans are caught in a tangle of pathology owing to the absence of black men …

Creative Theory, Radical Example – Justice Koolhaas

This book offers dizzying and breakneck theories on subjects including digital identity, transhumanism, and blue-chip art celebrities. The introductions outline Koolhaas’s regrounding methodology, poetics, call for Theory Celebrities, and politics of infolution, along with comprehensive interpretations that allow students to choose material without feeling pressured to grasp everything at once. The book is comprised of …