The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
Even 20 years ago, a "comprehensive" book on cryptography minimized the impact of an important cryptanalyst, while deifying her husband.
Cover of Pnin, by Vladimir Nabakov

"Unless a film of flesh envelops us, we die. Man exists only insofar as he is separated from his surroundings. The cranium is a space-traveler's helmet." ...

Cover of The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

It's said that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but it made Tiffany Haddish funnier, too. Her autobiography leaves no shudder-inducing tale untold in a hilarious and horrifying tell-all.

Letters from Mary to Clifford

From a heap of vintage postcards, two letters written days apart in 1939 by the same person to the same recipient open a window into their lives and an urgent mystery.

Shintaro Kago, Abstraction (from

Via my long ago cohorts, Annie Owens and Attaboy at Hi-Fructose, please note this cool approach to comics by Shintaro Kago.

Hegemone's Luminosity

While researching the Greek goddess Hegemone, I came across this web page:

Original Bil Keane comic at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco

Here's my somewhat lousy photo of an original Bil Keane comic at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.