- Edinburgh hopes to add a walking tour to the Royal Mile.
- Three refurbished Truman Capote volumes have been released in time for Capote’s 80th birthday.
- Unemployed doctoral students may want to consider analyzing Zola. Apparently, it ties into current French politics.
- David Halberstam sinks his teeth into Rathergate.
- Neal Stephenson has shaved his head. And apparently his audience has grown older.
- Andrea Dworkin has written a followup book about the infamous drug-rape.
- The new stamps for 2005: Greta Garbo (check), Henry Fonda (check), The Muppets (check), Richard Fenyman (double check), Arthur Ashe (check) and *sigh* Ronald Reagan.
- Newsday talks with Philip Roth. The big surprise? Apparently, tenderness.
- Richard B. Wright: a literary career forged on endless awards?
- Nympho Bride: Ashcroft’s idea of terrorism.
- The New Yorker still has faith in Tipping Point Segmentation technology. What’s Gladwell’s cut?
- Madonna studying literature at Oxford?
This week’s backed-up aggregate.
Uppity-Negro’s “I did avoid using the word ‘problmatized’ in this entry” adds a nice garnish to some of this week’s backchannel instant-messagingDenise Winterham’s “The name game,” Daddy Types’ “2004 Celebrity Baby Names,” Albert’s “It takes nine month…
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