Musing Mondays: Holiday reading

How does your reading (or your blogging) fare in the holiday months? Do you read more or less? Do you have to actively make time to read?

I generally get quite a bit of reading done over the holidays. During the Thanksgiving break, I finished a book I started earlier in the week, read […]

Weekend Edition: 11-28

Blog Headline of the Week

Cinema Is Doomed: New Moon Most Successful Opening Ever

Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes

How our brains learned to read

Come, Study, Learn, and Leave: Why Our Immigration Policy Fails To Attract And Keep The Best and the Brightest

Bookish Linkage

I agree that there’s enough bad writing […]

Friday Follies 1.22

A day late but here’s the top 10 reasons to be thankful there were no lawyers on The Mayflower.

Fondling breasts is outrageous conduct in prostitution investigations.

Earlier this month, Taiwan’s highest court ruled that a law penalizing prostitutes and not their clients is unconstitutional because it violates equal rights guaranteed under the Taiwainese Constitution. […]

Buy nothing, give something

I’ve never understood Black Friday or our seemingly insatiable urge to be the United States of Buy. This year I’m formally joining a movement I’ve unknowingly participated in for years. It’s making sure to buy nothing on Black Friday.

There’s a couple different campaigns. As Cory noted out in an excellent post, Reverend Billy and […]

Book Review: The Journey of Little Gandhi by Elias Khoury

Normally, “fog of war” refers to the ambiguity and confusion encountered by military men, from commanders through ground soldiers, combatants during a war or battle. Yet the fog can envelop more than the military. There is also a fog of uncertainty and confusion in a city under siege or its inhabitants. Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury […]