- As any state immigration legislation is on the immediate horizon, there will be a free showing of the award-winning documentary 9500 Liberty at 6:30 pm this Thursday (Jan.) at the Main Library. The film documents the only two months in American history where an “Arizona style” immigration law was actually implemented and the event is sponsored by the ACLU of South Dakota.
Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- The Tyranny of Defense Inc. (“What worked during the Cold War still works today: to get Americans on board with your military policy, scare the hell out of them.”)
- Booklovers unite! Residents of a British town spent the week checking out the maximum number of books they could and emptied their library to fight local government plans to close it.
- How banal has the network television “news” become? Well, this year’s winners of the Newbery and Caldecott medals weren’t invited on the Today show for the first time in more than a decade — but Snooki was on to discuss her book.
- If you haven’t seen it already, the latest rankings for America’s Most Literate Cities are out.
- People who study Loughner’s book list for clues to the political leanings that led him to kill “are behaving a lot like crazy people themselves.”
- As a follow-up to last week’s item about the demise of the KELO Issues blog, I suggest David Newquist’s take on it. I agree with his perceived characteristics of the commenters — and, sadly, I think that is the case for any blog that even remotely deals with items that might be considered political. Ergo.
- Having begun writing on a typewriter, I remain an unapologetic and unabashed two-spacer.
- You mean I’ve been (not) reading the wrong horoscope (Virgo instead of Leo) all these years?!?!?
- Maybe I’m not that out of touch. Rock did suck in 2010.
All the razor perceptions that cut just a little too deep
Hey, I can bleed as well as anyone
But I need someone to help me sleep
“Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby,” Counting Crows, This Desert Life