L.A. writer on commerce & culture, @BV columnist. New book is THE POWER OF GLAMOUR. Also wrote THE FUTURE AND ITS ENEMIES and THE SUBSTANCE OF STYLE.
Excellent @gcaw piece explaining what the caliph means to ISIS: This all feels like a disturbing s.f. novel. buff.ly/1pFiCEw
@gabrielrossman @normative My husband constantly says Gladwell got Watts wrong. It's like word association with him.
What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes? Commenters recommend Flux app. buff.ly/1ugPkvg
If you respond to the social science book questions, please make it clear whether it's a good or bad book & ideally why.
Followup: What are bad (inaccurate or misleading) but popular books drawing on social science (any type)?
Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge. What to do with all that money? buff.ly/W72hv0
What are the best books drawing on social science (any type) written for or accessible to a popular audience?
Brilliant: 2.6 million out-of-copyright pictures now on Flickr, extracted from @InternetArchive book scans buff.ly/1oAbK58
Come hear my talk on The Power of Glamour, Sat. 9/6 at 3:00 at Santa Monica Public Library. Book signing after.... fb.me/2teEgqEVw
Teacher "taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for writing s.f. novel w/ a school shooting. buff.ly/1pk1L40 @JeffreyGoldberg
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