Blog Headline of the Week
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Too Terrible To Be True? (Here’s the magazine article that sparked the linked article.) (Via.)
- The Double-Edged Sword of Online Free Speech
- A short history of radio messages to ET
- Two English professors conclude that Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ponderings are “the prose of a crazy person.” (Via.)
- Apocalypse literature,then and now.
- Maybe they’d let the doll on the plane if it was stripped naked first?
- Belarus paranoid about Paranoia. (Via.)
- This may have already won the award for book title of the year: Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide?: (‘Cause I Need More Room for My Plasma TV).
- There’s more to George Orwell than politics.
- Bloomsbury does another book cover whitewashing. You’d think it might have learned something from the last time. (Via.)
- The LAT profiles Philip K. Dick. (Via.)
- Lifehacker’s top 10 tips for better reading, both online and off. (I highly recommend the Readability add-in mentioned in the #1 tip.)
- Even if the plan is justified, can you really read this without an involuntary giggle? “The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper’s work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize.” (Via.)
- The Encyclopedia Britannica blog is launching a new series on learning and literacy in the digital age.
[The] power of accurate observation … is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw, Shaw on Music