Salvo’s Thoughts

Film Review: Who Will Write Our History?

I recently had the fortune to see a new film about a group of Jewish men and women who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto and defied their Nazi oppressors by undertaking a project to document, collect, organize, and safeguard a record of their lives—all done under extreme secrecy and the looming threat of death had …

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Announcing World of the Weasel

Today I’m excited to announce the launch of World of the Weasel, a series of picture books for kids and the adults who read to them! Just a couple of years ago, my writing partner James Munn and I kicked around ideas for a story about a boy and his secret wily pet. It’s been …

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Cheryl’s Birthday Problem and Information Filtering

I love seeing teasers about math and logic gain popular appeal! Here’s the math (specifically, logic) problem that the internet is talking about today: You can get the full problem nicely presented on either The Guardian or The New York Times websites. A number of other sites are talking about it today, too. Just Google “Cheryl …

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Hubble Space Telescope book from TASCHEN

Adding this awesome-looking Hubble Space Telescope book to my wish list! Now if I only had a coffee table… Check it out: Expanding Universe. Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. TASCHEN Books

Cultural Prep: Soda Stereo & the World Cup Final

So we’re down to Argentina and Germany in this year’s World Cup final match. I’ll save the postulation about football for another time and place. This post is about one of my favorite bands, who hail from Argentina. Seems like a good opportunity to write about their music, and for you to have a listen! …

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Thoughts on Peter Gabriel’s “New Blood”

Just got my CD copy of Peter Gabriel‘s newest project, “New Blood” — an orchestral rehashing of a number of his classic songs. He revisited the studio, recording entirely new versions of tracks with a full orchestra and without drum kit or guitar. As a long-time Peter Gabriel fan, I couldn’t wait to get my hands …

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