(Poster via Boing Boing)
The World Climate Conference in Copenhagen is winding down, but there has been some great reporting. Our friend Aaron Lake Smith in particular has supplied us with some interesting points of view at Audobon Magazine.
David Corn at Mother Jones: “geo-politics trumped geo-science.”
Thom Yorke is hanging out and looking like a derelict. Maybe trying to fit in with the protesters?
- The Rumpus talks Paul Bowles.
I’d be fascinated to know what Bowles would think of our current world’s increasingly more generalized struggle between, I’m told, the Secular West and the Islamic East.
- Joan Didion, Gabriel García Márquez, and of course, Dave Eggers make the list of the fifty most inspiring writers in the world. (Via Largehearted Boy)
- Time Out New York picks their best of ’09 books.
- Facebook, Twitter, etc. Are they killing the mystique of the writer? Well, up until this point, I had never known about the writer about this article, so these things can’t hurt.
- Bad year for journalist deaths: 68 killed.
Of note in music
- Ziggy, Moz, and Liza: The 100 greatest gayest albums.
- Real Estate becomes even more likable.
- Merriweather Post Pavilion is #1 over at Pitchfork. Blah Blah Blah.
- Rihanna and nipple tape discussed at L Magazine.