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A Statement from the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Haruspicy

July 16, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: Leaden academic sarcasm about methodology. The following statement was adopted unanimously by the editorial board of the journal, and reproduced here in full: We wish to endorse, in its entirety and without reservation...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2014

July 16, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Plato, The Republic I had a teacher in junior high who had the good idea, when I was bored, of making me read philosophers and political writers he thought I'd violently disagree with, and forcing me ...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2013

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Julia Spencer-Fleming, Through Evil Days Continuation of the long-running series. Pulls off the trick of making domestic troubles, ice storms, and not-very-bright criminals equally threatening. (Previously.) Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong Comic-book mind candy: a school story about evil cheerleaders vs. combat robots. Delightful, though I don't usually care for such unalloyed social realism. G. E. R.…

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2014

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. William M. Arkin, American Coup Arkin has something to say about the self-perpetuating and dubiously-constitutional national security bureaucracy its dim views of actual democracy, and its apparent day...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2014

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. To exemplify this, the theme for the month was finally getting a tablet, and so indulging in a taste for not very sophisticated comic books. John Rogers et al., Dungeons and Dragons: Shadowplague, Fi...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2014

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. To exemplify this, the theme for the month was finally getting a tablet, and so indulging in a taste for not very sophisticated comic books. John Rogers et al., Dungeons and Dragons: Shadowplague, Fi...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2013

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, et al. Powers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) Comic book mind candy, at the super-hero/police-procedural interface. Martha Wells, The...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2013

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, et al. Powers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) Comic book mind candy, at the super-hero/police-procedural interface. Martha Wells, The...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2014

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Chris Willrich, Scroll of Years Mind candy fantasy. The blurbs are over the top, but it is fun and decidedly better-written than average. Mildly orientalist, though in a respectful mode. Matthew Bog...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2014

July 7, 2014
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Chris Willrich, Scroll of Years Mind candy fantasy. The blurbs are over the top, but it is fun and decidedly better-written than average. Mildly orientalist, though in a respectful mode. Matthew Bog...

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