Bites: Media Battles (Ever-Present), Franco’s Face, Humility as ‘Sin,’ Tony Judt, and the Bad News For Big Business

New Media, Old Media, and E-readers

  • Barnes and Noble’s e-reader, the Nook, looks promising as  Kindle competitor (and book sharing device!).
  • And now to take back the above statement about print media back with Harper’s lovely “Blake–To Autumn.” Illuminating.

Interesting Academia

  • A scientific explanation of why males cat-call females on the street.  I always blamed it on the nature of the city, but I guess it’s primeval.

Business and Politics