- Laila Lalami on Lebanon and Israel.
- Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Racist?
- North Carolina schools ban slang dictionaries.
- An interview with Haruki Murakami in The Age. And from The Guardian, some background on Murakami's anti-Nationalism.
- An interview with K.J. Bishop.
- More discussion of exposition.
- An article about Wikipedia from The Journal of American History.
- Over at The Valve, a discussion of Adam Roberts's Gradisil, with a response by Adam Roberts.
- Also by Adam Roberts, also at The Valve: some thoughts on gay essentialism.
- The two surviving members of The New York Dolls are releasing a third Dolls album. Interesting. Just a few days ago I watched the marvelous documentary about the Dolls, and particularly about their bassist Albert "Killer" Kane, New York Doll.
- James Patrick Kelly talks with Mark Kelly of Locus Online. Mark has some further reflections.
- Nick Mamatas figures out the best way to review Updike.
- Soft Skull Samizdats. And don't forget about Soft Skull subscriptions.
- You can now subscribe to Archipelago Books, too. And you should, because not only is it great to have a publisher specializing in literary translations, but the books are lovely artifacts in and of themselves.
- You know you've been kept awake at night by this question: Was Foucault a closet Habermasian?
- CultureSpace on Sontag and A Scanner Darkly.
- Tom Waits on tour. He can go to Akron, Ohio, but not, say, Boston? Maybe later. And I've been meaning to visit Ohio...
- Did I tell you all I'm in love with Deanna Hoak? Here's proof.
- I desperately need to update the sidebar, but until I do, here are some blogs that are either new or new to me or that were once new and are now not but I've just taken so long to update the sidebar that... Okay, well, here we go: John Picacio, The Written Nerd, Senses Five Press, Scott Westerfeld, Paperback Writer, The Endicott Studio. I'm sure there are hundreds of others, but they'll have to wait till the next link purge.
21 July 2006
All You Need are Links
Time to purge the bookmarks...