Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Personal Remembrances of the Kent State Shootings, 43 Years Later (“Students today … don’t see protesting as part of the First Amendment. I think maybe they are desensitized; I don’t know. What have they experienced in their young lives that would cause you to stand up and be willing to go to jail for it?
Blog Headline of the Week
Blog Line of the Week
- “Well, back in OUR day … when we wrote uphill in the snow on a tight deadline in a smoke-filled room filled with booze-soaked reporters, as the AP wire chattered away, well that, yup, that was journalism.”
Mea Culpa (Maybe)?
- A man convicted of murder in a Texas courthouse shooting shouts to the court that “the bitch” (his daughter) is “the one that should be dead.”
- Is the NYTBR (or any other printed book review) in
retirementits twilight years?
- The new issue of Words without Borders looks at the literature of North Korean defectors
- Ten films that contradict the endings of the books they’re based on (via)
- Twenty classic novels you’ve never heard of
- March’s misstep — Satantango — won the 2013 Best Translated Book Award for fiction
- BBC News Magazine looks at the sale of Wounded Knee land
- The 13 worst jobs of the last 2,000 years (via)
- The time traveler’s language guide
You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
Abbie Hoffman, Tikkun magazine, July-August 1989