With a catalog that includes titles such as President Trump Unveiled: Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire, The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto, Kingdom Of The Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection, The United States Vs. Pvt. Chelsea Manning, and At The Tea Party plus controversial authors like Julian Assange, Patrick Cockburn, Sue Coe, and Clark Stoeckley, you know OR… Read more »
The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at… Read more »
The U.S. has access to 94,000 miles of coastline, and nearly half the population lives less than ten miles from the sea. Yet 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat comes from abroad. In contrast, a third of all the fish and shellfish we catch are sold to foreign countries. What is keeping us from… Read more »
“Never before in the history of the human species has climate set so many spine-chilling new records as last year, 2016.” The opening line from the latest commentary in Counterpunch by Robert Hunziker. The environmental journalist and frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere goes on to liken the Trump administration’s behavior and policies to America’s 19th… Read more »
Rob Lorei interviewed Hope Jahren, renowned geobiologist and author of award winning best seller Lab Girl Rob’s first guest today is being compared to Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould for the quality of her writing on science. She is geobiologist Hope Jahren, who writes about becoming a scientist — interspersing her personal story with chapters about… Read more »
“I consider myself an American patriot. I write this with no irony, although with plenty of outrage, a new outrage.” The stirring words of David Ulin in a vibrant essay titled, How To Be A Patriot In America for Literary Hub. David uses his well-honed literary skills to take us on a journey of discovery…. Read more »
This Sunday in St. Petersburg, Florida, authors, poets, musicians and leaders will gather as part of an international movement known as Writers Resist. It’s a few days before the Inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump it’s also Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. WMNF interviewed one Writers Resist participant: poet Jay Hopler, who splits his… Read more »
How many times during the past twelve months, when reflecting on the run-up to the Presidential election, have you thought, “This is too fantastic to be true”? The ongoing shenanigans by the most unlikely of Presidential candidates, now President-elect and the perpetual circus surrounding him, has perplexed even the most revered brainiacs. The conundrum of… Read more »
Nicholson Baker is a brave man. He knew what he was getting himself into. He went ahead anyway. The hardest part was getting his fingerprints taken. “I’m a writer,” he says, “I bash away on a keyboard all day, every day. How would I know that bashing away on a keyboard all day wears your… Read more »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161011_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Tuesday was Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery who has written a new book called The Leper Spy:The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II about World War II and a Filipina women named Josefina ‘Joey’ Guerrero. Guerrero was a spy for the US in the… Read more »
Dublin Murder Squad, detective Antoinette Conway is hard-edged, gloriously rough-speaking and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Antoinette, the narrator in Tana French’s new novel, The Trespasser, takes the reader on a roller-coaster of whodunit journey. Tana is a wickedly clever writer who uses her past acting experience to aid in conjuring up brilliant dialogue and descriptions…. Read more »
“Charles Dickens would have had a fine time with Mr. Trump.” Says Bryan Kozlowski, adding, “He liked larger than life people, Mr. Trump could easily be a character out of a Dickens’ novel!” Kozlowski, is a self-admitted bookworm, a Dickens devotee, and a member of the Dickens Fellowship.He has written many articles on the life… Read more »
“Two thousand years ago, an aristocratic Roman matron named Vistalia faced a trial for adultery. Vistalia was notorious for conducting multiple extramarital affairs, but her husband, Titidius Labeo, refused to divorce her. Eventually, the Emperor Tiberius himself accused her of adultery, a crime punishable by exile to a remote island. Vistalia responded to this charge… Read more »
Did you know there was a real James Bond who inspired Ian Fleming’s iconic character? He was a daring double agent, who would have made James Bond look timid. He was Dusko Popov, his true story is told by author Larry Loftis in his page-turner of a book, Into The Lion’s Mouth. This December will… Read more »
If you were told a book of 600 plus pages that jumps from fact to fiction to dream sequences and back again is all about a well-documented historical figure, you would be forgiven for being just a little bit skeptical about said book’s readability. Stephen O’Connor was not only aware of the possible pitfalls in writing… Read more »
In the latest edition of Life Elsewhere, Norman B reviews some of his favorite books, authors and interviews. 1. Rebecca Scherm is the author of Unbecoming, a remarkable and moving debut novel, “It’s a thriller, a psychological study, a love story and disquietingly disturbing as it is brilliant!” says Norman B. Rebecca reads from her book and explains how her fascination with Grace Kelly molded her femme fatale, noir-like… Read more »
Are we experiencing a new age of robber barrons? A Bill Moyers interview with Historian Steve Fraser
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks to the author of WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM, Hedrick Smith .
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with author Matthew Stewart about his new book NATURE’S GOD:The Heretical Origins of the American Republic.
Today Radioactivity explores if the middle class in the US will disappear? Rob speaks with author Peter Mathews about his new book DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: With Liberty and Justice for Some: How to Reclaim the American Dream For All.