- Monday is International Jazz Day.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in forgiveness (“The beauty of an apology is that everyone wins because it reveals not only who we are, but who we hope we are.”)
- The capital of the forgetful (“There is a slow-moving tsunami of dementia advancing towards us as our population ages.”) (via)
- Despite 15 years of talk, one of my Desert Island Books, The Sparrow, is no closer to the big screen. But I’m not complaining about Mary Doria Russell’s reason: “I don’t want to spend the rest of my life apologizing to people who would feel betrayed by a screen adaptation that didn’t face up to the central issues of the story.”
- Book Reviews: A Tortured History
- Reading and the art of ‘rerouting’
- The most cryptic titles in literature
- Should there be an Instagram for books?
- It’s Not So Easy Giving Away Books: World Book Night US
- So where did the Supreme Court justices deciding the fate of Arizona’s immigration law come from? (via)
- Ooops. Magazine photographers drop a 2,600-year-old terracotta statue while moving it for a photo, destroying it.
Jazz is music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions.
Johnny Griffin, quoted in Talking Jazz