Weekend Edition: 3-31

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The Internet’s Cult of Now (“Is it possible that, as a society, we will no longer be able to remember the past and no longer envision the future, when all of our collective energies are put into imagining the now?”)

In Which I Dare Connecticut To Come Get […]

The addiction grows, electronically

I have far, far, far too many books on my TBR shelves. When I last looked, I had about 100 books on my Nook Color (although a number of them are public domain editions of classics that I intend to read “some day”). So what did I do today? I bit on an offer to […]

What media outlets influence the Northern Plains?

We in flyover country tend to be viewed as a homogeneous blob. But anyone who’s looked at the differences between Minnesota, say, and South Dakota — hell, between East River and West River South Dakota — knows that isn’t the case.

Still, the diversity in a media map created by Forbes magazine which shows, by […]

Book Review: The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet

Those who study literary theory view World War I as a key element in the development of modernist literature. And while French author Raymond Radiguet published only one novel before his death at age 20, that work, The Devil in the Flesh, is a prime piece of evidence for this viewpoint.

It’s not surprising that […]

Weekend Edition: 3-24

Bulletin Board

My Sweet 16 started yesterday. I watched three NCAA Division I hockey games, have all or parts of five other games on my schedule for today and another two tomorrow (both will have to be DVRed because I will be at the Stampede game during the first one and don’t want to learn […]