Archives: February 2013

This is the archive page for [February 2013]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Book review: "Digging Deeper: A Memoir of the Seventies," by Peter Weissman | February 26, 2013
Today's book review: Peter Weissman's contemporary memoir about the 1970s, "Digging Deeper," which starts out clunky but quickly grows into a pleasantly slow-paced, anecdotal look at that decade and the former hippie burnouts who survived it. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Reward," by Erel Elbasi | February 26, 2013
Today's photo: "Reward," by Turkish-in-Toronto photographer Erel Elbasi. | Read entire entry

"Historia, Historia" now available for pre-order! | February 25, 2013
Yippee! Only two weeks until the release of CCLaP's first original book of the year, Eleanor Stanford's travelogue and personal essay collection "Historia, Historia!" And as part of the kicking-off of its PR campaign today, we're making the handmade paper version available for pre-order today as well, for anyone who specifically would like to be included in the first batch of mailings we get done. Click through to order right now! | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Bavaria," by ma.nin | February 25, 2013
Today's photo: "Bavaria," by Flickr member ma.nin. | Read entire entry

The NSFW Files: An Introduction | February 22, 2013
Today at CCLaP, Karl Wolff introduces his new essay series for 2013, "The NSFW Files," which over the rest of this year will investigate the historical and literary worth of erotica through the ages, from ancient Rome to modern times. | Read entire entry

The NSFW Files: The Satyricon, by Petronius | February 22, 2013
Today in CCLaP's essay series on subversive erotic classics, "The NSFW Files," Karl Wolff looks at Petronius's first-century AD ribald romp through the Roman Empire, "The Satyricon." | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "'Mother Nature,'" by Natasha Root | February 22, 2013
Today's photo: "'Mother Nature,'" by Flickr member Natasha Root. | Read entire entry

Book review: "The Constantine Affliction," by T. Aaron Payton | February 21, 2013
Today's book review: The steampunk actioner "The Constantine Affliction," by T. Aaron Payton. Steampunk! Steampunk! Steampunk! Steampunk! Steampunk! Yep, and every good and bad thing that comes with that, so either get excited or buyer beware. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Kyle Scully | February 21, 2013
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Vancouver photographer Kyle Scully. | Read entire entry

Calling the CCLaP Army! Your proofreading duties again needed! | February 20, 2013
Attention CCLaP Army! Just three weeks until the release of our newest original book, Eleanor Stanford's "Historia, Historia;" and that means we're in need of volunteer proofreaders again, to do a crowd-sourced beta testing of the manuscript for missing periods and other tiny errors. Click through for the details! | Read entire entry

Book review: "Jim Hawkins and the Curse of Treasure Island," by Frank Delaney | February 20, 2013
Today's book review: "Jim Hawkins and the Curse of Treasure Island," by revered British man of letters Frank Delaney, an unusually faithful sequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson original that tries extra-hard to exactly match his tone and voice. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by dummmy | February 20, 2013
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Washington Flickr member dummmy. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Journal #1 is here! | February 19, 2013
Issue #1 of CCLaP's new monthly magazine is finally here! Click through for all the details, lots of screenshots, and a chance to download it for free. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Rob Baird | February 19, 2013
Today's photo: "Untitled," by New Yorker in South Korea Rob Baird. | Read entire entry

METAPOST: Just one month until CCLaP's first book of the year! Oh yeah, and WE NEED A LETTERPRESS ARTIST! | February 15, 2013
Just one month until the release of CCLaP's first original book of the year, a Peace Corps memoir and collection of essays about language and eating disorders, Eleanor Stanford's "Historia, Historia." Oh, and we still haven't found a letterpress artist who would like to do the covers of the paper version, so I'm making a public appeal for one here! Click through for all the details! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Mania!" by Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover | February 15, 2013
This week Karl Wolff reviews Mania! by Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover, who offer a novelistic approach to retelling the history of the Beat Generation and its impact on free speech. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "May the 'forced dress-up with mommy' be with you," by JessiQua | February 15, 2013
Today's photo: "May the 'forced dress-up with mommy' be with you," by New Jersey Flickr member JessiQua. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Fight Song," by Joshua Mohr | February 14, 2013
Today's book review: The winning dysfunctional-family comedy "Fight Song" by Joshua Mohr, a Michael-Chabonesque blending of realism and wackiness that is sure to be a bit hit among fans of Tom Perrotta and Jane Smiley. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "the forest speaks in hushed tones," by Danielle Hughson | February 14, 2013
Today's photo: "the forest speaks in hushed tones," by Oregonian photographer Danielle Hughson. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Rare: The "Millennium" Trilogy (first edition, first printing), by Stieg Larsson | February 13, 2013
Today at CCLaP, a new listing in our rare-book service: First American editions, first printings of the three novels in Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy (you know, "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" et al), a worldwide phenomenon that kickstarted Scandinavia's current crime renaissance. Only $100 OR YOUR BEST OFFER! Click through for more! | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Chambershines | February 13, 2013
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Chicago Flickr member Chambershines. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Brenner and God," by Wolf Haas | February 12, 2013
Today's review: Wolf Haas' "Brenner and God," the English debut of what's apparently a hugely popular crime series in Europe, which unfortunately suffers from bizarre translation problems, combined with my natural disinterest for this genre in general. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "The brood," by Martin De Martin | February 12, 2013
Today's photo: "The brood," by Italian photographer Martin De Martin. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Domers," by David Couzins | February 11, 2013
Today's book review: The would-be science-fiction saga "Domers" by David Couzins, which to be honest doesn't quite all come together when all is said and done, but that is getting a score boost today merely from the admirably high ambitions the author had for it. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Gonvsky Tsai | February 11, 2013
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Taiwanese photographer Gonvsky Tsai. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Photo Feature: Leif Johnson | February 8, 2013
It's Friday, which means it's time for CCLaP's weekly photo feature. Today's feature profiles the work of Leif Johnson, a Chicagoan and former Texan whose poetic, minimalist pieces are equally comprised of urban and rural shots. Click through to see or download the feature right now. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Malleny House," by Julie Aine King | February 8, 2013
Today's photo: "Malleny House," by Scottish photographer Julie Aine King. | Read entire entry

METAPOST: Meet Lori Hettler, CCLaP's new marketing director | February 5, 2013
I'm happy to announce that CCLaP finally has its first paid marketing director, Lori Hettler of the popular "Next Best Book Club." Click through to learn more about her and what she'll be doing for the center. Plus, screenshots and a status report from the first issue of our new monthly magazine, coming next week! | Read entire entry

CCLaP Photo Feature: Paul Lask and Anna Bolm, 'Dogs of Chile' | February 1, 2013
It's Friday, which means time for another CCLaP photo feature. Today's feature profiles the work of Chicagoans Paul Lask and Anna Bolm, who recently traveled through South America and took extensive photos of the semi-wild dogs who roam the streets of the cities there. Click through to download or read it right now! | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "sky and sand," by Livia Lazar | February 1, 2013
Today's photo: "sky and sand," by British photographer Livia Lazar. | Read entire entry