Weekend Edition: 11-9

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Up in Arms (“There’s never been an America, but rather several Americas—each a distinct nation. There are eleven nations today.”)
  • Should Literature Be Useful? (“Fiction’s lack of practical usefulness is what gives it its special freedom.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Lawsuit of the Week

  • A woman and her nephew are suing the NYPD, claiming officers came into her apartment without permission and wouldn’t leave until the nephew performed a rap song

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

Tonight this fool’s halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell

Bruce Springsteen, “Better Days,” Lucky Town

1 comment to Weekend Edition: 11-9

  • A week or so ago, I heard that the primary measurable effect of going off (or on?) daylight savings time was a 7% increase in street crime. Earlier evening hours of darkness apparently appeals to criminals and street thugs who don’t like getting up in the morning. When asked primary implication of the data, the researcher said it showed the need for better street lighting.