Saturday, July 7, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
So the gay porn actor is suspected of murdering his lover, chewing on said paramour’s flesh and sending the body parts to Canadian political leaders. AP has the 21C angle: “He was watching Internet news reports about himself when arrested.” More at http://nyp.st/Lqf58G
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I prefer To The Point, because the host does not take phone calls. And it bears remembering that some NPR listeners/callers crawl out of the same sewer as some dittoheads and right-wing talk radio chaff…
And that's what Alex in Salisbury, Md. wants to talk about. Good morning. You're on the air.
Good morning, Diane. Thank you for taking my call.
I am kinda curious how your panel feels about that. I mean 1,000 Palestinians were released to get one Israeli soldier back. And I personally think that it sort of speaks to the way that the Israeli state looks at the Palestinians as less important than they are. And I think it borders on being racist. I'm curious what your panel thinks.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Others say the reader retains a work's gestalt even if a week later he thinks AIG and Standard & Poors negotiated the Reinsurance Treaty to saddle taxpayers with bad mortgage debt.
The novelist James Collins concludes that the only hope is careful study of Tables of Contents and Indices, and aggressive use of marginalia. I fear he is right, but then how to allocate one's time between new materials and notes from the old?
Sigh. I hope to place my Kindle clippings file with Knopf...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
"When we have a state accepted as a member of the United Nations, this is not the end of the conflict. This is not a solution to the conflict. This is only a new framework that will change the rules of the game."
--Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Abdullah Abdullah, quoted Lebanon Daily Star
Saturday, July 2, 2011
|Maybe not the best choice|
Reading habits may be a window into the soul but thanks to social media tools they also are are a means of advertising our constructed personae. Does anyone doubt that an army of earnest Mt. Holyoke juniors is busy polishing Barack Obama's Virtual Bookshelf? I for one can't wait for Michelle Bachmann's Goodreads page.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
|Meant What He Said|
|A man of principle?|
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
|The future of reading?|