Sep 9, 2009

"Dust stanched the wet and naked heads of the scalped who with the fringe of hair below their wounds and tonsured to the bone now lay like maimed and naked monks in the bloodslaked dust and everywhere the dying groaned and gibbered and the horses lay screaming. "

-- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

One NY rest stop
Rockabillies today
Death of one Marine
Photo of one dead Marine
Nihil Unbound is now a PDF
T.S. Eliot kept his day job
The top 10 books on Lenin
Brazil's health care system
Neil Gaiman's bookshelves
Talking with Richard Russo
Comedians in the 70s in LA
Norman Mailer, 2 years dead
Recession and the arms trade
The posters of American Labor
American Govt: American opera
James Ellroy: Beethoven fanatic
Early review rips Letham's latest
Full grown boy, lost in Las Vegas
Looking at the fire lookout towers
The tabloid right's World Net Daily
Darwin slant on the Obama slogan
Seeking an apology for Alan Turing
The fights in the Frida Kahlo industry
Reclaiming the concept of commune
David Foster Wallace turned into film
Another way that torture doesn't work
Read an excerpt of Blood's a Rover
James Ellroy talks up Blood's a Rover
Graphic novel about a boy without a voice
Moby Dick and the Baader Meinhof gang
Spike Jonze and Where the Wild Things Are
Experiments in multi-generational music
Goatee: icon of the new evangelicalism
Redesigned covers for Raymond Carver
The business of impersonating presidents
A novel about poetry that is about poetry
Obama and the problem of over-correction
J.M coetzee's conversation with alter egos
Regrets of a former "young William Faulkner"
Chess master loses game to drinking problem
Nick Cave's new novel: Death of a Ladies Man
Canadian's anti-Hutterite ruling misses the point
Lorrie Moore's latest is a novel about lies of all kinds
20th century Amer. lit and the question of MFA programs
Nick Hornby sort of celebrates the demise of record stores
A movie about adult women struggling to express their gifts
The Office's Jim Halpert adapts David Foster Wallace to film
What a city needs: The battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs
Between pop-up art and a visual poem, book recreates architectural space
The reading list of suspected terrorists: Harry Potter, Don Quixote, Barack Obama
The disappearing of a journalist's story about Russia, Chechnya, suspicious of subterfuge
Incest, rape, murder, lies, fratricide, genocide, lust, bloodlust, revenge and mass murder: R. Crumb does the beginning of the Bible