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That gossipy minx Kitty Kelley is at it again: this time,
locking Oprah Winfrey into her crosshairs. If you despise those living-room size theatres in the multiplex, there’s
some new signs that the trend may be reversing. (via Kevin Smokler) Apparently, the men who robbed novelist Ngugi wa Thoing’o
have been sentenced to hang. John Freeman, taking his cue from the Stephen Lyons
double– dipping playbook, offers the rest of his Richard Powers interview at The Independent. Okay, Pessl haters. It appears that the
NYTBR wasn’t the only one to put Special Topics in Calamity Physics on their Top 10 list. Really, this Pessl thing must be talked about! Is she still 27? What is she doing this precise second? Forget the mammoth SIZE of the book. Let us gaze upon navels and pride ourselves on being the baddest literary motherfuckers on the planet! David Church on
the American horror film in the ’90’s. (via The Reading Experience) Tayari offers
a tasty-looking recipe for red velvet cake! Dana Gioia has been
confirmed as NEA chairman for the next four years. (via Silliman) Have yourself
a buy nothing Xmas. Mental Multivitamin
responds to the entreaty “Be creative!”
Stephen King’s top ten books of 2006. But
here’s a better list from Scott.
The best headline I’ve read this week. Even so, Mr. Hogan, you were on Segundo first! Don’t let that success go to your head. This is Judith Regan we’re talking about here.
Holy shit! Connie Willis fans rejoice, but save up your cash! (via Chasing Ray) The public doesn’t
think much of journalists’ current ethics.
Ways of preening? John Berger is now calling for a cultural boycott of Israel. Douglas Dutton on
how to suggest books. (via Big Bad Book)
What Dan Wickett is looking forward to in 2007.
And one fine day, I shall also appear at Pinky’s Paperhaus, as well!
When’s your birthday Ed? I’ll make you a red velvet cake!