blog of note • the Ephemera blog has a nifty piece on 3 practical uses for collected ephemera.
worth hearing • NPR has a running program where they record and share odd sounds – listen to the sound of a 1949 Number Four VanderCook Proof Printing Press.
worth reading • from the NYT – Julie Bosman speculates on novelists and the trend toward bibliographies in fiction.
talking head • author Mary Gaitskill has a Lolita fetish.
better late • Four decades after his death Jack Kerouac will receive an honorary doctorate of letters degree during the June’07, commencement ceremony at UMass Lowell. I wonder if they will bring in a medium to let him know?
something new • Benjamin Lytal reviews The Way It Wasn’t: From the Files of James Laughlin who took his sophomore year off from Harvard to start the New Directions Publishing House . . . yeah you can DO that when you are rich. . . but he DID have good taste.
event • First annual Lesbian Book Festival scheduled for February.