- The schedule is somewhat crazy, but it should bear intriguing fruit in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here are a few quick links.
- Ben Downing remembers Thomas M. Disch. [UPDATE: And another tribute from David Yezzi. (via Books Inq.)]
- Howard Junker exposes an ethical contretemps involving The VQR Poetry Series and the University of Georgia Press. [UPDATE: Here’s some more investigation from Tim Brown.]
- Strunk & White revisited.
- Jeanette Winterston on how British booksellers can learn from the French. (via jafurtado)
- Mark Danielewski’s House of Pancakes. (via Jessa)
- John Scalzi on the Large Hadron Collider “destroy the universe” silliness. (via Jenny D)
- Hug your running mate, kiss your wife.
- James Franco as Ginsberg? (via Jeff)
- Bad enough that Olbermann and Matthews were fired as political co-anchors, but Joanne points out that Comcast is canceling MSNBC in multiple markets.
- Difficulties in judging the Booker. (via John Fox)
- Ortohofer lists the considerable Bolaño volumes up the pipeline.
- John Warner’s new strategy of promoting books. And guess what? It doesn’t involve newspapers.
- Is Francine Prose ODing on food metaphors?
- One of Robert Giroux’s last writings. (via Bookninja)
- VanderMeer gets a beer bath, among other fey photos. (via Enter the Octopus)
- Is Google primed to republish 244 years of newspaper articles? Can this compete with LEXIS/NEXIS and Factiva?
- And Noel Gallagher thought Canadians were nice.
- McCain campaign manager Rick Davis: “”She’s not scared to answer questions. But you know what? We run our campaign, not the news media. And we’ll do things on our timetable.” You know what? That sounds to me like a frightened candidate. (via Erin O’Brien)
House of Pancakes made milk come out my nose.
re: McCain campaign-
yeah that’s a great precedent of accountability to the voters!
Why oh why are they sequestering her so?
And the first interview with softball Charlie Gibson–bahh. Put her in front of Campbell Brown on live television.