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Gothic Charm School by Jillian Venters

August 7, 2009

You see, “gothic” has become a shorthand in the media for “depressed crazy person who is a ticking time bomb.” – The Lady of Manners [more]

Who is Jillian Venters?

Jillian is a Gothy woman (obviously) that writes the popular blog Gothic Charm School. She reminds us that for many being Goth is not a costume but [...]

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Governor (and Doctor) Howard Dean Discusses Health Care Reform and President Obama’s Plan

July 24, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up Powell’s Books Calendar of Events earlier this month to see that Governor Howard Dean would be coming to speak about his new book. Gov. Dean’s book is titled, Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform: How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make [...]

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New Book: Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges

July 22, 2009

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Chris Hedges debuted his new book Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle at Powell’s Books on Tuesday, July 21. The book is essentially about the devolution of our society from a literate, critical thinking mass that can separate reality from illusion into a society focused on [...]

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