Archive for the 'Media' Category

Oh, no! The dreaded ‘Gun Show Loophole’!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the Feb. 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Another hour with Ernie

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Vin spent another 90 minutes on the air with Ernest Hancock in Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday (Jan. 20.) The subject of The Miskatonic Manuscript came up, along with the Drug War (of course); the unfounded claim that the federal government “owns” 53 percent of the state of Oregon; the mandatory government youth propaganda camps (“public schools”) […]

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 4

Monday, January 4th, 2016

(This is the fourth part of a week-long Q&A with Vin about his new novel, “The Miskatonic Manuscript,” continuing the adventures of rare books sleuths Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, this time carrying them far beyond peaceful Providence, Rhode Island. The Q&A series begins here.)

The First Thing You Won’t Be Investigating . . .

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

I see where the (still) daily Las Vegas Review-Journal sold late last week for more than $140 million — seven times its earnings for the most recent 12 months and thus somewhat above the morning paper’s market value, as figured by some who focus on its declining display advertising pages (hardly a unique predicament, in […]

Tune in tomorrow …

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

(Followup note: Ernie’s hour-long interview with Vin is on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/148642352 . )

What is a ‘gun found at crime scene’?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

(A version of this column appears in the Dec. 10 edition of “Shotgun News.”) In October, jurors ordered a Wisconsin gun store to pay nearly $6 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a gun purchased at the store, The Associated Press reports.

Getting their kicks (52 miles off) Route 66

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

ABE Books — now owned by Amazon, last we checked — occasionally posts features intended to encourage customers to frequent and buy from the nation’s remaining “used and antiquarian” bookstores.

OK, let’s talk about the ‘staggering human toll’

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Columnist Scott Lemieux, who teaches political science at the College of St. Rose in Albany, wrote on Aug. 26 for the left-leaning, British-based newspaper “The Guardian”: “After the 24-year-old television reporter Alison Parker and her 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed while on camera from a lake outside of Roanoke, Virginia . . . the […]

67 years of The Vinyl Cavalcade

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Cat’s Curiosities also sells vinyl LP records, by the way — nearly 200 offered online, at last count. Simply go to our online ABE store at www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921 and enter the word “LP” or “vinyl” or “record” — results may differ slightly, but any of the three will do — in the “Search Within these Results” […]

If we don’t have ‘common-sense gun control’ now, time to start over

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture,” said Cornell William Brooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, after a visitor to a Bible study group at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church […]