The Greatest Show on Earth Now Available in Paperback

In case you haven’t bought it yet — and if so, what the deuce is wrong with you? — Richard Dawkins‘ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution is now out in paperback! It’s a fantastic introduction to evolution if you’re looking for a gateway into the subject. [Read more...]

Sam Harris’ Speaking Tour for The Moral Landscape

Sam Harris is making a lot of stops on the coasts this fall during his upcoming book tour for The Moral Landscape. (I see nothing in Chicago. *sniff* I see how it is, Sam. I’ll take the hint.) One of his stops, though, will be an event for my Center for Inquiry DC friends on [Read More...]

CFI Opens Branch in Ottawa, Canada

The Center For Inquiry is opening a new branch in Ottawa, Canada (which, I suppose, makes it the Centre for Inquiry?) and their inaugural event on September 22nd will feature Marci McDonald, author of the new book The Armageddon Factor: the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada. The sponsors include Humanist Canada and The Humanist [Read More...]

Not the Cover You Would Expect

Kurt Westergaard is the Danish cartoonist responsible for this not-at-all-controversial drawing: His autobiography, Manden Bag Stregen (“The Man Behind the Line”), is coming out this November, but that iconic picture won’t be on the cover. Instead, you’ll see this: That image is the “farewell drawing in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper when he retired earlier this year.” [Read More...]

Win a Copy of ¡Satiristas! by Paul Provenza and Dan Dion

Comedian Paul Provenza is the man behind the movie The Aristocrats and he’s the marquee name in the new Showtime series The Green Room with Paul Provenza. I had a chance to hear him speak at The Amazing Meeting 8 about his book ¡Satiristas!: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians — a collection of interviews with [Read More...]