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When I was a teen, my Dad borrowed an autobiography from the library for me. I think the author was the child of some famous '50s or '60s leftists/radicals/communists. (Maybe someone in the circle of the Rosenbergs?) He recounts his early, fumbling sexual experiences/misadventures. It may have been a general autobiography with a lot of sexual content, or strictly sexual memoirs. The only bit I really remember is NSFW and so below the fold: [more inside]
In the latest episode of the podcast "Yo, Is This Racist?", Tawny Newsome says that Shaun King is a "scammer", who women of color have been sounding the alarm about for years. I'm willing to believe this, but I'd like to see some specific, verifiable charges against King. What memo did I miss? [more inside]
I have a project that i'm working on in garageband on my mac computer. i ALSO have garageband for ipad and i recorded a track on there that i would like to insert into my existing project on my computer. I can get the file from my ipad to my mac, but i can't just drag the track into the other project, as it makes me close one project before opening another. Is there a better way to do this? thanks! [more inside]
There's a famous photograph of Mount St. Helens erupting with a red Ford Pinto and a motorcycle. I really want to buy a poster or print of this photo, but my Googling is not turning up any way to do so. [more inside]
I'm trying to find the (single-panel?) cartoon that made the rounds a few months back, featuring two owls (or other birds of prey) reading the newspaper and discussing what happened to the mouse. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a website I saw probably five or ten years ago. It was an interactive text (I can't remember if it was more like a poem or a story), which began with a single line of descriptive writing. When you clicked a word in the text, the writing expanded to include more detail. [more inside]
What are some examples of mass-printed books with handwritten text, similar to The Moosewood Cookbook (sample page) and Math for Smarty Pants (sample page)? [more inside]
I remember reading an article years ago that I can't find now. I think it was not a minor news article but instead a new piece of investigative journalism. I remember it having extensive context and background about the modeling world of the 90s, about John Casablancas, and about Donald Trump, through the lens of their exploitation of women. [more inside]
My library only has about a dozen of the 41 Terry Pratchett Discworld books as audiobook. Of all the other audiobook services I can find, only Audible has the unabridged books available in the US. But (I believe) I can only get one book per month unless I pay $30-$50 each! Is there any other affordable legal option to listen to them all? Preferably faster than over 3 years?
I need a new series of books for my son. He is six (AND A HALF! as he would proudly tell you), and we have finished several book series and he's eager for a new one. We've read the entire Ramona Quimby set (which he absolutely loved), the entire new Amelia Bedelia set (which was fun but he didn't love them), and all the Harry Potter books he's able to handle so far (which he loved but they were getting too scary for him). When we finished the final Ramona book, he asked what series was next, and I have no idea what to try. [more inside]
Many years in the newspaper business have left me with a large box of unsorted clips. I'd like to send them away and have them made into a coffee table book, similar to what Artkive does, but for grownups. [more inside]
I'm looking for books and essays that capture the sensory experience of rural Vermont. Bonus if it's in the summer. It is my homeland and I won't be able to visit for a long time it seems. I want to pretend I'm there ! [more inside]
Please tell me about any book/story/movie of which you're aware in which a person/animal/whatever visits the North Pole / Santa's workshop. Given that current conditions make library acquisition difficult, I'd be grateful if in addition to listing the book you could tell me a little about it. [more inside]
I'm doing Zoom trivia and would like to make a music category with clips. What is the absolute easiest way to do this? Assume I am extremely stupid about technology and cannot follow the internet instructions that already exist. They always seem to skip about five steps that I need. [more inside]
I love music that has an atmosphere. It’s a combination of layers of instruments and the quality of the vocals. And lately I’ve been into more soulful, grungy, blues, country, fast tempo rock. Bands inside. [more inside]
Playlist filter: I am in search of dreamy, ethereal music about the night sky, suitable for stargazing. [more inside]
I had a book on tape when I was little and I remember a few details that haven't helped me googling. Can you help? [more inside]
I'm looking for YouTube channels that feature day-in-the-life content of small scale farmers. Whether it's livestock, growing, digging, fence-building, or whatever, I'd like channels that focus on the actual doing as opposed to instructional or informative. Minimal voiceover is a bonus.
It's got a Tsui Wah Restaurant signage along with some other Western signage as well. Or is this a composite? [more inside]
My brother wants to find two SFF novels he read at one point, but can now no longer remember the titles or authors of. I told him tales of the fantastic novel-finding skills of Ask Metafilter, and he sent me the details. Help me prove that my boasts of this site were not mere vainglory? Novel descriptions inside. [more inside]