London Letters #3: “The Rain it Raineth Everyday”

By Adam Katz I decided to call this one “London Letters,” even though I’m not in London anymore, because “Shropshire Letters” doesn’t alliterate.  We had to give up Anuja’s apartment in Camden Town on Sunday, and, rather than move to a different part of the city, we decided to go elsewhere for a while. GoodContinue reading “London Letters #3: “The Rain it Raineth Everyday””

London Letters #2: “O for a Muse of Fire”

By Adam Katz Yesterday I walked past the Globe Theater. It was intense. Just walking past it. I’ve been in London now for over a week. I’ve seen a bunch of the tourist things you’re supposed to see, and not seen others. I saw the treasures of the Sutton Hoo excavation at the British Museum.Continue reading “London Letters #2: “O for a Muse of Fire””

London Letters #1: I’m Having a Great Trip

By Adam Katz     It is strange being in the city that, for over three hundred years, was the political and economic center of the world… and not really caring. I arrived in London on October 1. The reason I’m here has nothing to do with the Globe Theater or the tailors on Savile RowContinue reading “London Letters #1: I’m Having a Great Trip”

Big Cat, Little Cat!

Mary’s True Crime Tuesday is off this week. But we’ll be receiving dispatches from Adam’s trip to England starting tomorrow. Apropos of which… * * Description: Two felines, both alike in dignity, but not in size or color, in fair London where we lay our scene. The small grey asks the large orange: “So whatContinue reading “Big Cat, Little Cat!”

Adam’s Big Think #6: Wrong Tent

By Adam Katz For this month’s Big Think, the theme is “Things that go Bump in the Night.” Enjoy! It was a weekend camping trip with the Boy Scouts. Yes, I was a Boy Scout for a couple of years. The autumn leaves were fresh and crisp—mostly oak with some maple and ash and someContinue reading “Adam’s Big Think #6: Wrong Tent”

Speak Up, It’s Saturday

Adam (who created the Big Cat, Little Cat series,)  is doing a little traveling right now, which means Erika gets to talk to you about our new schedule and start our new Saturday series. We’ve done a little renovating here in the Boiler Room, and so here’s a quick schedule update  to help you findContinue reading “Speak Up, It’s Saturday”

Watch, Listen, Read with Us

If you haven’t already realized, there’s been some renovation here in the Boiler Room. We’ve launched a new design for our homepage. We hope it will make finding what you’re looking for easier. You’ll now find the podcast on its own page. Of course you’ll still find the usual selections like The Big Think, ourContinue reading “Watch, Listen, Read with Us”

(Season 5, Ep. 5) Peculiar Affairs in Academia with Dr. Michael Nevradakis

Our podcast episodes will now premiere on Mondays at 5pm. We’re taking a break from the Big Think this week, but it will be back next Monday. Look out for some exciting Banned Books Week content on our blog page and on twitter @ivoryboilerroom. Listen to the Episode Dr. Nevradakis’ interview acts as a sortContinue reading “(Season 5, Ep. 5) Peculiar Affairs in Academia with Dr. Michael Nevradakis”

Banned Books Week

By Adam Katz Banned Books week starts Sunday, September 26, and runs through Saturday, October 2. Check back here in a few days for more content! When we talk about banning books, what are we actually talking about? I can think of a lot of books that should be (or that, in effect, are) bannedContinue reading “Banned Books Week”

Adam’s Big Think #5: Sticking Your Nose in a Book

By Adam Katz Do you think books mind when we read them? Here they are carrying on with their lives, being beautiful or terrible according to how they were written, and we come along and literally stick our noses into their business. There are some people—scholars, philosophers, authors—who treat books as if they were alive.Continue reading “Adam’s Big Think #5: Sticking Your Nose in a Book”

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