p is for plagarism • blogs may be rampant with text lifted directly from the main stream news (not that that ever happens HERE) but is the AP guilty of lifting news from blogs?
phone books • Japan launches electronic books and comics specifically for phones.
idiot alert • Virginia Hamilton’s, The House of Dies Drear is being challenged as unsuitable as required reading because the story lacks moral grounding and advocates revenge. sheesh…guess that also means the bible and the morning paper is out of bounds too. 8(
naughty • The British Library unveils its list of missing items; Among the pilfered pieces are A Manchester City football programme from 1905, a Led Zeppelin CD and 17 Rolling Stones albums. The British Museum has also been the victim of the razor blade print and map lifting crew.
• from the New Yorker we have a short story from Chris Adrian: Better Angel.
• from BMW a new free audio book Karin Slaughter : Cold Cold Heart, so far i have found this series totally enjoyable.
oh god • On Point had Matthew Stewart, author of The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World for a discussion of Leibniz, Spinoza, and a new telling of the fate of God in the modern world.
birthday boy • Mark Kroll muses on Herr Mozart’s 250th birthday worldwide.
mixed media • Betsy Sherman gives us a fair and balanced review of the movie version of Christopher Buckley’s Thank You For Smoking.