Howl for the new Millienium

1957• Alleging that the book was obscene U.S. Customs confiscated 520 copies of Allen Ginsberg’s book Howl, which had been printed in England.

giggle • from a political blog Growl , a Howl for the new Millienium.

wtf? • a San Antonio School Superintendent tried banning the Atwood’s the Handmaids Tale fom the AP curriculum, where it had been for 10 years. why are people’s brains run backwards these days? is there something in the water?

burned book tour • from the DeMoines Register we get a review of “Fighting The Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings,” a traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which is presently at the Drake University Museum.

visit the HMM for the schedule specifics:
March 26 – May 20 2006 • Des Moines, IA
June 1 – July 31 2006 • Denver, CO
August 13 – October 7 2006 • Albuquerque, NM
October 20 – December 19 2006 • Williamsport, PA
January 1 – February 28, 2007 • Seattle, WA
March 10 – May 5, 2007 • Spokane, WA
May 18 – July 12, 2007 • Amherst, MA
July 25 – October 2, 2007 • Baltimore, MD
October 13 – December 8, 2007 • St. Petersburg, FL
February 24 – April 20, 2008 • Los Angeles, CA
September 10 – November 4, 2008 • Park City, UT
November 15, 2008 – January 10, 2009• Green Bay, WI

essay • the NYT has a piece on the April 1st Edible Books Festival

light reading • Guardian’s Martin Kettle comparesVasily Grossman’s Life and Fate favorably to War and Peace.

polywogs • NC Middleschoolers have themselves a nifty Battle of the Books. Middleschoolers who read something that wasn’t written by Rowling? I want proof.

field trip • at Hampton University, VA

mitzvah opportunities • Luckily the library systems doesn’t look to FEMA for help rebuilding, to get in on the rebuild of the New Orleans libraries. To help rebuild Mississippi libraries.

• from the Guardian Beckett Remembering, Remembering Beckett, edited by James and Elizabeth Knowlson

• syndicated reviewer Meghan Daum runs down Women Who Make the World Worse: and How their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military, and Sports. what? like i was NOT gonna find that?

dead horses • from the Daytona Beach journal we have a funny think piece onthe DaVinci, where scholars and religious leaders have been invited to pick away at Brown’s history. no such thing as bad publicity eh?

banktoaster • okay , okay it’s not a TRUE toaster, it’s not free, but the demo is. and create a personalized font from it. That’s just so silly.


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