birthday boy • On this day I history my good friend Billy Shakespeare was born. Bill and I go way back, we were in school together. BBC news gives us a piece on the Royal Shakespeare company’s complete works programme.
fix’er upper • here’s a nice feature on Nashville book binder Amanda Buck.
yummy • the NYT review of Wallace Shawn’s new translation of Brecht’s Three Penny Opera which opened last night with Alan Cumming and Cindy Lauper.
Jonathan A. Salit, Pembroke pines
Posted April 23 2006
I recently visited the new Weston branch library at the Broward Community College campus. It is a beautiful facility. Upon looking over the new books, I found a lot of titles for “dummies,” quite a few for “idiots” and a couple for “stupid.” This disturbs me greatly. I grew up in a home where name calling was forbidden. This is the dumbing down of America. If you read a book for a dummy, idiot or stupid, what does that make you?
Most astute comment I have read in AGES.
everybody is a critic • Shark bites Davis Bunn’s feet…there’s a butt joke in there but i’m going to ignore it.
obit worth reading • South African author Ellen Kuzwayo at 91, a women’s rights and anti-apartheid champion.
worth the read • interesting piece on why so many letters from so many languages look alike.