- The Seoul International Forum of Literature begins this week. Among the dignitaries attending are Kenzaburo Oe, Orhan Pamuk and Margaret Drabble.
- A local movie theatre in Australia seats just 22 people and is well in the running for the world’s smallest cinema. If I had to be an usher, I wouldn’t mind cleaning the minor mess. If I had to be a movie theatre manager, I’d welcome the easy challenge of selling out a show. But if I had to be a moviegoer here, I’d hope there was enough legroom.
- The Shusters, a new comic book award handed out to Canadians, were handed out on Saturday. There’s just one problem: it’s not too difficult to be a Canadian under the rules. Joe Matt, for example, is Canadian because he lived there for 12 years. Next thing we know, anyone who’s ever ordered spaghetti at Mrs. Vanellis will be considered one of Canada’s own.
- Carson McCullers is still being appreciated in
OhioGeorgia. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Gag removed, as idiot editor mixed up Ohio with Georgia. Thanks, Matt!]
- I’m all for free expression, but I have to ask: Video games have literary value? If there’s a metaphor in getting repeatedly fragged by a fifteen year old, I’d like to know. Better arguments, folks.
- Can a name shape a child’s destiny? Why, yes. Just ask anyone with a twenty syllable first name.
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