Weekend Edition: 9-29

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Tomorrow is the start of Banned Books Week. Because I am underwater at work and have scheduled a life-altering event next week, I will not have my weeklong posts devoted to the topic this year.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

50 Years of the Jetsons: Why The Show Still Matters (“Five decades […]

Weekend Edition: 9-22

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The 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books kicks off Friday. You can download a program or register for the 10th anniversary event.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks (“The dazzling real achievements of brain research are routinely pressed into service for questions they were […]

Weekend Edition: 9-15

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Politico-psychopathology (“Not that politicians and pundits are mentally ill in a clinical sense, but politics in American national life today can only be presented in pathological form. Politics no longer involves the public use of reason; it is instead a matter of psychopathology…”) (via)

On Cursing (“There […]

Book Review: The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare

There is a place where the literary world and the gaming industry intersect. It’s the Nobel Prizes. Once again this year you can place bets on who is going to win the Literature Prize.

Once again, Albanian author Ismail Kadare is considered a contender. As of this review, he’s one of three authors listed at […]

10th anniversary: In blog years I’m dead

It’s a t-shirt I’ve always wanted. It said, “In dog years, I’m dead.” I’m starting to think the same thing applies to blogs.

Today is the 10th anniversary of this blog. Certainly, it’s not the oldest blog out there and it has changed focus over time. But it seems to have outlasted many. How long […]