- David Wolff, author of Seth Bullock: Black Hills Lawman, which I reviewed earlier this year, will present “Seth Bullock-Law and Order in Deadwood” at the Main Siouxland Library this Tuesday at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public.
Blog Headline of the Week
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- The lying art of historical fiction (“A clear distinction needs to be made here between telling lies and making mistakes.”)
- If you haven’t heard already, Google has determined there are 129,864,880 books in the world — at least for now.
- NPR listeners have selected their top 100 killer thrillers. Evidencing that it’s not a genre I dabble in much, I’ve read five of the top 10 but only 19 total. I am intrigued how Carl Sagan’s Contact makes the list.
- The National Endowment for the Arts is cutting funding for The Big Read by 73 percent. (via PWxyz)
- Thirty books everyone should read before they’re 30. (Ouch! Some of them weren’t published before I was 30!)
- National Geographic has an online photo feature and blog with photos on the Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow going on now.
- From news story to conspiracy theory in three easy steps. (via Boing Boing)
- Meanwhile, Wired, which published the news story that gave rise to the conspiracy theory, looks at the psychology of conspiracy theories.
I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am.
Mason Cooley, City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection