An Opinion Piece On A Controversial Topic. “Pretty awesome meta.”
Heidi Boghosian joins Bill Moyers for a conversation on what we all need to know about surveillance in America. “Spying on democracy,” indeed.
Exclusive excerpt from Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix retrospective. Some lifetime ago, before Maus, Spiegelman used to come up to the FantaCo comic book store in Albany occasionally with his RAW magazine, this eclectic oversized publication.
The Bat Segundo Show #522: Samira Kawash is most recently the author of Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure.
The Death of Letter-Writing. I still have a bunch of letters I received in the late 1970s to about 2000, when they pretty much dried up.
Jaquandor’s rules for writing, which are very good. But they remind me why I avoid the long form.
SamuraiFrog, bless his heart, is writing 50 Shades of Grey, as Summarized by a Smartass, or for short, 50 Shades of Smartass. He reads it so you don’t have to. Here’s the backstory of the series and Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. My, this must be a terrible book.
Speaking of sarcasm, Arthur’s To kill a mocking post.
How a Houston airport decided to just trick the passengers into thinking they weren’t waiting for their bags. Also airborne, balloonacy.
Recycling your church hymnal. Like many Presbyterian churches, my church recently purchased a set of the new hymnal, Glory to God.
Everything you always wanted to know about labyrinths. I like labyrinths, but really dislike mazes. I like dominoes.
Indiewire lists From ‘Showgirls’ to ‘Orgazmo,’ Here Are The Top Grossing NC-17 Rated Films of All Time. But there are only 30 films on the list. They couldn’t add the other 10?
The song Wherever It Points by Kacey Musgraves.
Melanie had a goal to write 30 posts about things that makes her smile between October 19 and Thanksgiving. Among my favorites: #24, Steven Sharp Nelson and the cello, #17, End Road Work, and #13, Dinovember.
Winning “The Price Is Right: Strategies for contestants row. That is a program that should be a logistical nightmare, but they figured out how to do it.
Story about my college friend Claire: Designer rebuilds after loss of mother, battle with cancer.
Eddie, the Renaissance Geek, is a number that has a whole number as its square root. Next year, he’ll have to change his blog bio. Oh, and he does passive-aggressive very well – see, oh, the humanity #2.