- I hadn’t heard about this before but it looks like there will be a Reel Dakota Film Festival in Sioux Falls this September. It is, however, the same weekend as the South Dakota Festival of Books.
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Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Kirsty Logan makes a valid argument that there is a particular joy in the unread book because it “exists only in the primordial soup of your imagination, and there it can evolve into any story you like.”
- Foreign Policy magazine is running a series of excerpts from foreign fiction and nonfiction it’s calling the magaizine’s first-ever translation project. (The Literary Saloon)
- NYT columnist Roger Cohen explains some of the reasons Hans Fallada’s Every Man Dies Alone is so outstanding. (Blog of a Bookslut)
- Rory Stewart was elected to the British Parliament this week as a Conservative. Stewart wrote The Places in Between, one of my favorite books of 2006.
- PEN has posted a variety of multimedia from the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival. (Three Percent)
- Go to How Rich Are You? — and then quit your bitchin’. (The Consumerist)
- Top 10 reasons you should quit Facebook.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nov. 1, 1940