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Reviews for The LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST: Books: Nikos Kazantzakis 40th Anniversary: The New York Books Canon New York is a hypertextualized city. By 6 a.m., our commuters have smudged more words off their papers than most cities read all day. How to even begin identifying a canon? While reading, I plotted candidates along two mystical axes: one of all-around literary merit, and the other of “New Yorkitude”—the degree to which a book allows itself to obsess over the city. Robert Caro’s The Power Broker just about maxes out both axes; others perseverate so memorably on smaller aspects of city life that they had to be included. NORMAN MAILER, THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT, 1968 Although most of the book’s action—Mailer’s rabble-rousing at a protest march on the Pentagon—takes place 200 miles south of the city, this still belongs in the New York canon. BERNARD MALAMUD, THE TENANTS, 1971 Harry Lesser, a Jewish novelist, is the last resident of a Manhattan tenement slated for demolition—until a militant black novelist starts squatting in the apartment next door. ROBERT A. E.L.

Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace: Tom Atlee,Yochai Benkler,Thomas Homer-Dixon,Pierre Levy,Thomas Malone,Rt Hon Paul Martin,Hassan Masum,Robert Steele,Mark Tovey,Six-Penny Graphics Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | The Morocca Mohamed Bougrine has been a constant thorn in the flesh of the Moroccan authorities - resistance fighter, dissident and human rights campaigner. James Copnall meets a man who expects to return to jail, despite a recent royal pardon. Seventy-two-year-old Mohamed Bougrine is not just the "prisoner of three kings". He also held another title - Morocco's oldest political detainee - but that no longer applies. At the beginning of the month, the old man was given a royal pardon, following several months in jail for what the authorities termed "lacking the respect due to the king". Mohamed had taken to the streets in solidarity with men who had been locked up on a May Day march. Armed struggle Since he was a teenager, Mohamed has been campaigning against what he sees as evident injustice. First it was the French colonisers. A committed left-winger and human rights activist, he does not flinch from admitting he participated in armed movements against the state. First arrest Difficult years

32 Sci-Fi Novels You Should Read Looking for some new material to add to your science fiction reading list? Below are 32 books that have pushed the boundaries of the genre, inspired generations of thinkers and in some cases have even predicted key aspects of societies development. Foundation – Isaac Asimov From Amazon, Foundation marks the first of a series of tales set so far in the future that Earth is all but forgotten by humans who live throughout the galaxy. The only person willing to confront this imminent catastrophe is Hari Seldon, a psychohistorian and mathematician. The Time Machine – H.G. From Wikipedia, The Time Traveler’s tale of the future is a disturbing vision of the human situation as it appeared to Wells in the late 19th century. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? From Amazon, By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. They even built humans. Animal Farm – George Orwell From Wikipedia, War Of The Worlds – H.G. From Amazon, From Amazon,

Lists of Bests Recipes for the hot days Wow. When I first decided to host an event, I convinced myself that I'd be satisfied with even ten entries. Never in a million years would I have expected 64 of you to participate! (That's right, we had three late-comers, but I'm a softie like that...) I'm astounded and ever so grateful! Now, let's get to it! I received two versions of salsa. Lucy from Sweets, Savories, etc. sent in the second salsa, inspired by the Southwestern Egg Rolls from Chili’s (one of my favorite chain restaurants). One of my favorite foods to come out of Greece is Tzadziki Sauce—it’s so versatile and tasty. Susan and Kenny from Life at Quail Hollow made good use of their copious tomatoes with this Tomatoes and Goat Cheese appetizer. The next starter is a real looker--Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini Rolls made by Jude of Apple Pie, Patis, and Pate. Lore from Culinarty sent in our final hors d'oeuvre. I wasn’t sure where to stick the entry from Sandi of WhistleStop Café. Let’s move on to the cold soups:

O'Reilly Media | Big Book of Apple Hacks The Big Book of Apple Hacks is indeed big. Chris Seibold (a senior writer at the Apple Matters web site) collected (with the assistant of 27 contributors) 131 hacks (and many sidebar "mini-hacks") and logically organized them into 15 chapters. The hacks range from simple software code changes to get-out-the-soldering-iron hardware mods. Beginning with the usual admonishment to back up your file, Big Book of Apple Hacks actually goes on to show you how via hack #1. The hacks, ranging from a few paragraphs to several pages, are well laid out with clear instructions. The hacks in this book are not new and can be found in different forms on the web. The Big Book of Apple Hacks is a real time suck, in a very good way. O'Reilly is one of the premier publishers of tech books, offer discounts to members of Mac User Groups, so run, do not walk, to your group and get this book.

Africa | Moroccan jailed for 'king insult' Open criticism of Moroccan King Mohamed VI is rare He altered the phrase "God, The Nation, The King" on the school blackboard to read "God, The Nation, Barcelona". FC Barcelona says it has appointed a lawyer to look into whether they can help the boy, within the framework of Moroccan law. In several cases young men have been jailed for insulting the royal family. The BBC's James Copnall in Rabat says it is not completely clear whether the court felt the remarks about the football club or other apparent insults to the king were the problem. The Moroccan justice ministry has not commented on the case. The family of the boy, Yassine Belassal, is appealing against the ruling, and his father told the BBC he was preparing to write a letter to King Mohamed VI asking for a royal pardon. An internet campaign is also under way to have Mr Belassel freed.

The Best Free Software - Reviews by PC Magazine Note: We've just released our newest collection of the best free software—the 2009 edition! Click on over for 173 other pieces of software to unlock the real potential of your PC…for free. We did the math: If you bought popular apps instead of trying their gratis counter-parts, at the manufacturers' list prices you'd be out $5,183 and change! Why spend money when you can get what you need for nothing? Sometimes, you do get what you don't pay for. Hall of Fame Adobe Readerwww.adobe.comWindows | MacOS | Linux | Mobile This simplest of Adobe's PDF programs lets you do just about anything PDF-related (besides create new ones), including online collaboration. AIM www.aim.comWindows | MacOS | Linux | Web One of the most widely used pieces of free software ever, AOL Instant Messenger offers a ton of capabilities.Read our full review of AIM 6.5. Audacity audacity.sourceforge.netWindows | MacOS | Linux Whether you're recording or editing, Audacity is all about audio in practically any format.

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