Martin Amis, interviewed in today’s WSJ: Modernity produces its own share of irrational behavior, Mr. Amis believes, and in “House of Meetings” he touches upon the prison fashion, body-cutting and anorexia of prosperous American youths. They are a ghostly echo, he suggests, of the horrors of past centuries–of the gulag, for instance, where one didn’t… Continue reading
That’s the great thing about Scienceblogs. Why waste my time talking about the stupidity of creationists when guys like Jason are doing a bang-up job as it is?
Kitty Carlisle. Rest in Peace. Ann Althouse gives a great eulogy. I remember To Tell the Truth–but especially her singing in Night at the Opera. A Class Act.
Victor Davis Hanson, on the vengeance of the God Nemesis: At the heart of both the Imus and Duke scandals is arrogance. Overweening conceit inevitably led bigheads like Imus, Nifong, Sharpton, Jackson and many at Duke University to go one step too far – and thus at last earn their just deserts.
Congrats to fellow Podiobooks novelist Scott Sigler as he hits the big time, according to this week’s Publisher’s Lunch newsletter: Successful podcasting horror author Scott Sigler’s INFESTED, about an everyman’s bloody battle against a mysterious parasite that hijacks his body and pushes his thoughts into a psychotic rage, the sequel CONTAGIOUS, in which those murder-inducing… Continue reading