Jul 3, 2008

Inkblot readings


Weegee's output isn't, in the end, a humanist essay; it's a B movie. With all the mortality and pain, there is no sense of tragedy, no grappling with evil.

He deals with evil the way Americans usually deal with it: as entertainment, a bad-guy cartoon. Because Americans don't know how to take evil, their own or anyone else's, seriously, they can't see its power shaping their world.
          -- Holland Cotter

Weegee's new york noir
Weegee 1, 2, & 3
Tom Waits sings Jesus
how the internet changes how we write
musician most cited in supreme court decisions: Bob Dylan
Godard: remade narrative
who's left to biography?
google knows obscenity, google knows community standards
most loathed books
newspaper coverage of Geneva Hilliker Ellroy's death
when poets write crime
July 4 photos
the disappearance of semi colons
good riddance to copy editors
profile of Peggy Noonan
X-RAY photos
Cy Twombly's scatter dreams
the keepers of the list
God arrested for selling cocaine
everything you know about the blues is wrong
branding youth in the totalitarian state
man wanted for squirrel shooting
secret world of Serge Gainsbourg
how to analyze classic lit
morality is a luxury good
why do you applaud 'iron & wine'?
the Un-American Tree?
the machines beneath the toys
the flip flop brothers
abandoned offices
the highest popping toaster in the world
white supremicists divided on obama
review of Vonnegut's first posthumous book
how strong are capitalism's internal contradictions?
fight terror with youtube
what black people call white people
manly macho actors in tears
average film length
how we deal with the dead
the rev. rust & his 18-wheel chapel
information overload in the the survelliance state
communist jokes and the fall of the wall
politics as brand management
girls w/o heads
Hitchcock's architeture
shooting bubbles, 1 & 2
native americans' poetry: colonialism, heritage and guilt
Mid-sized city's crime mystery, or, What happened to Memphis?
the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness