Sunday, August 31, 2008

Amazon Fail

From my inbox:

We've noticed that customers who have purchased or rated books by D. A. Powell have also purchased Deviance and Social Control in Sport by Kevin Young. For this reason, you might like to know that Deviance and Social Control in Sport will be released on August 31, 2008.

Book Description

The world of sport offers a deep--and often-overlooked--source for the study of deviance and its development and impact on society. Deviance and Social Control in Sport challenges preconceived understandings regarding the relationship of deviance and sport and offers a conceptual framework for future work in a variety of sociological subfields.
Drawing on their cutting-edge research in criminology and deviance in the discipline of sociology, Atkinson and Young provide a textured understanding of sport-related deviance through the application of various approaches to deviance in a sport context. Using extended case studies, the authors examine the subject of deviance through examples that are popular (fan violence, hockey enforcers, effect of the media), understudied (sport-related violence against animals, athletes as on-field victims of violence), or emerging (sport security, drugs and weight control, cybernetic athletes, extreme sports). This engaging presentation allows readers to fully understand the effects of sport deviance in society.

We're Two Today

Today marks the second anniversary with Brian.

A late thanks for the b-day wishes. It's been looney.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Joyeux anniversaire à moi

Yup. I'm closer to 40 now than 30.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

To Live and Fly to LA

Well--I made it. I need to nap. More later.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Kultur Klatsch

Brian and I spent Wednesday roaming Pittsburgh. We went to the Carnegie Museum and checked out part of the 2008 Life On Mars exhibit and an exhibit in their Works on Paper section collecting abstract art until 1950. We didn't get to see all of the LOM show--it's huge. We're going to try and see more Saturday when we're back.

All of that is just prelude to show you one of the pieces that caught my fancy.

Thursday, August 7, 2008



Knockout, a print literary magazine that publishes a 50-50 mix of workby LGBTQ and straight authors, announces its first poetry contest.Judge: James Bertolino. Winner receives $100 gift certificate toPowell's Books (redeemable online) and publication of their winningpoem. All poems submitted considered for publication in Knockout.Submissions of up to three poems of any length must be received byAugust 31, 2008. $5 entry fee per submission. Multiple submissionsallowed. Simultaneous submissions allowed (with prompt notification ifaccepted elsewhere). For complete guidelines and for more informationabout Knockout, visit