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Friday procrastination: link love – Creative Loafing, love letters and literature

Happy Friday to all. I had a nice mid-week break to celebrate the Jewish holidays with my family so it barely seems like Friday to me. Nevertheless, here are some links to keep you busy until the bell rings at 5 o’clock. Enjoy your weekend!

Okay, I admit I love Project Runway. I’m on team Korto, even if this week’s dress was cheesy.

Behind the bankruptcy of Creative Loafing (full disclosure: I used to work there.)

Love letters.

How do bloggers make money?

A look at my favorite television show of all time.

What kind of accent does Sarah Palin have?

Apparently, we all have shifty eyes.

OED love.

An interview with Howard Zinn.

On the mystery of the Nobel Prize in literature, with some Chabon sprinkles.  On the other hand, do American authors even stand a chance?

Create a snowflake.

The problem with electronic voting.

Recent Comments

  1. Mark Seifter

    I have had two reading exposures to Oxford World Classics, both of them fortunate. The first was reading Turgenev’s great “Fathers and Sons”, trans.by Richard Freeborn. A fine and delicate rendering of a groundbreaking book in the Russian literary heritage. The second try with OUP was even better. I am just getting through Nikolai Gogol’s stellar novel “Dead Souls”, trans. by Chris English. Though, like his surname declares, he is English-born and educated, and though he often renders his characters’ speech’s into Cockney, this translator has delivered to the reader an eloquent, fascinating and never-stop-reading-the-thing novel that keeps the reader’s (every reader, not just Cockneys) interest to the last syllable. And, more importantly, once you begin reading it you will not stop laughing until you are finished reading. It is one of the most hilarious books that I have ever read. (It is also a surpsisingly modern-reading book, like all Gogol’s work; surprising that it was published way back in 1842) If you are ever depressed, or if you ever happen have too much time on your hands, and that old shadow we all carry around with us seems just a little bigger and just a little more attractive, go to a bookstore and pick up this book. You will not be disappointed.

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