We Get Mail Dept.Like many Americans, Mike from Manomet, (whose real identity will not be revealed for his protection), has had enough of network television. He writes: Where do you get your news? I’m sick of the f&%!king mainstream media; most of it is unwatchable bullshit: spin, red vs. blue, R’s vs. D’s, black people… Continue reading
Hilarious. From the Boston Dirt Dogs… And Dan Shaughnessy Watch.
Updike, Science Fiction and “the Modernist position”In the back-page editorial for the latest (March) issue of the New York Review of Science Fiction, David G. Hartwell passes along some grim forecasts for the field in publishing (which I’ll discuss in a separate post). After which he writes: I had hoped to devote this editorial entirely… Continue reading
Thoughts for a Friday At one time there was a popular romantic picture of the courageous man who had rejected the props of religion and its illusory comforts, who stood erect on the darkling plain, swept with confused alarms of struggle and fight, facing boldly the fact that life does not provide him with any… Continue reading
Welcome to Brave New World: From a pro-life standpoint, the whole thing is grotesque. But from a pro-choice standpoint, it’s agonizing. One woman who wanted a child aborted, in her own body, another woman’s healthy, wanted child. It’s generally understood that if you hire a surrogate to carry your embryo, she, not you, gets to… Continue reading