Image Comics' Ron Richards shared David Lapham's infamous Stray Bullets logo on the publisher's website and various social media outlets earlier today. The award winning black and white noir masterpiece has been been out of print for many years, and goes for big bucks on eBay and Amazon. The series was originally self published under David and Maria Lapham's publishing company El Capitan Books.
Alberto Ríos will appear at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St., at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1.
More info from a press release:
The celebratory event will include welcome remarks from University of Arizona Provost Andrew Comrie and from the office of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Ríos will read from his work, and briefly speak about some of his ambitions for the office during his term as Poet Laureate. Ríos is the author of ten books of poetry, three collections of stories, and a memoir of his life growing up along the border in Nogales. He is a Regents Professor at Arizona State University, where he has taught for over 30 years, and holds the Katharine C. Turner Endowed Chair in English. A commemorative broadside marking the occasion will be available for all those in attendance at the launch event. Copies of Ríos’ books will also be available for purchase.
So what happens to the world when the human population begins to outgrow the planet? What will happen to the rest of the species on earth? How long before the resources run out? These questions and more are addressed in the new book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?"
Bestselling author Alan Weisman visited the University of Arizona to talk about his long-awaited follow up to the popular "The World Without Us."
Listen to Robert Alcaraz's interview with Alan Weisman below and some additional material from Weisman's experiences when he traveled to 21 countries while researching for Countdown.
Alan Weisman recounts a story about a man from Thailand in his new book, “Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For A Future On Earth?” Weisman talks about how the Thai man was able to inform his country about contraception.
We’re right in the middle of Banned Books Week in America, so be sure to break out a copy of The Kite Runner, Beloved or (if you’re not all that motivated) Captain Underpants, all of which were on the Top 10 list of books that were challenged in 2012 by the micro-brains who fear the power of the written word.
Or you could pick up a copy of Christina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban, which was recently the target of such Tea Party ire in Sierra Vista that Buena High School administrators are celebrating Banned Book Week by banning a book. Way to get into the spirit things, Buena!
The National Book Award finalist, published in 1992, has a minor sex scene that outraged at least one Buena parent, who raised enough of a stink to get the book pulled from the high school’s curriculum.
Ready for the offensive passage? We'll do it after the jump so as to not corrupt our younger readers.
It was about a month ago that my latest J.J. Abrams-fueled madness journey began.
That was when the interwebs exploded with buzz about a mysterious new "trailer" for some project from Bad Robot, the production company run by J.J. Abrams that is responsible for so much of the last 10 years' greatest, most mind-numbing fanboy material.
If you don't know who J.J. Abrams is — shame on you — he is the person who created, among other things, cult TV shows like Alias, Lost, Fringe, Alcatraz, Person of Interest, Revolution and, amazingly, Felicity, and directed movies such as Mission: Impossible III, the Star Trek reboot and it's sequel, and soon the new Stars Wars installment.
The trailer, titled "Stranger," was as cryptic as all get out, and instantly got untapped parts of people's brains (mine included) wondering WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS FOR AND PLEASE LET IT COME OUT SOON!!!! See for yourself:
The speculation covered the spectrum of all things possible that Abrams could be working on, including yet another hope this could be associated with the long-hoped-for theatrical adaption of the Voltron cartoon/action figure story. The same OH MY GOD PLEASE reaction came up when similar teasers popped up in 2007 for a mysterious film that turned out to be underrated monster flick Cloverfield.
But, in typical Abrams out-of-the-abandoned-warehouse-far-beyond-left-field fashion, "Stranger" was actually the first glimpse into the world of ... a book.
Yes, a teaser video for a book. Only J.J.
Simply titled S., the book is co-written by Abrams and Doug Dorst, a heretofore unknown author who prior to hooking up with Abrams (way back in April 2011!) to start this project was best known for being a big winner on Jeopardy.
The book comes out Oct. 29, and the Web site at the end of the second trailer can helpfully link you to all the various places you can pre-order the tome online.
Yes, I already did. Couldn't help it. J.J. made me do it.
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