Richard Dawkins’ Next Book

Richard Dawkins has been hinting for a while that his next book will be aimed at a younger crowd. We finally have more details about what that book will look like. Due out in autumn 2011, What is a Rainbow, Really? will take on topics including who the first man and first woman were, why [Read More...]

A New Kind of Christian Book Burning

The website for Amazing Grace Baptist Church in North Carolina is down right now… but there’s a reason for that. People are slamming the servers to learn about their upcoming Halloween book burning. Pastor Marc Grizzard and his church’s members will be banning “Satanic” books… Like all non-King-James versions of the Bible (or is it [Read More...]

The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas Now Available in America

Ariane Sherine‘s new book The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas is finally available in America. If you need any incentive to get it, all the money from the advance and royalties are going to the UK HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust. [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins Makes American Media Appearances

Richard Dawkins will be the guest on The Colbert Report tonight He’ll be there to promote his new book, The Greatest Show on Earth It was fun to watch Colbert interview him three years ago, and I doubt this will be any less entertaining. It should be noted that Colbert’s guest the next day is [Read More...]

Columnist Supports Banned Books Week; Illinois Family Institute Objects

A few days ago, the Chicago Tribune‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Julia Keller spoke out in favor of Banned Books Week: That day marked my first encounter with banned books. I probably don’t need to point out that my mother’s efforts were utterly counter-productive, that her prohibition only made true-crime books seem even more alluring. [Read More...]