Lit. and The New Decade
- The end of the decade approaches, which means….lists! Times and Telegraph on the 100 definitive books of the ’00s.
- And the first item on More Intelligent Life’s more inclusive “noughties” list: Hoodies.
- Everyone who is anyone is weighing in on Laura. Here you have it, if you can keep up, in no particular order: Amis, Banville, Hemon, Kakutani, n+1, 92nd Street Y, NPR. I’ll stop there.
- Candide at the NYPL.
- Super-dorky book earrings. (Includes instructions to make your own.)
- Maud Newton appreciates Paris Review Interviews.
- A quick comparison of Roland Barthes and Cole Porter within a quite long appreciation of Barthes himself.
- Recollections of “The First Novel.”
Health, Food, Environment
- Americans don’t care enough about swine flu.
- The Awl asks “Are You Really Still Eating Hamburgers?”
- “Everything Bad About the Web Was Once Said About Television.”
- As our own planet goes haywire, we’ve found water on the moon. This means….nothing.
Untruths, Plagiarism, LIES
- Um, Sarah Palin made stuff up a lot and I don’t care so much I’m not even going to link anything. (And it actually hurts a little to do that.)