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Archive for the 'books' Category

Three Things I Did Over the Past Two Weeks

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Took an iPhone photo of the first Bulbophyllum orchid that I’ve ever managed to bloom [left] Saw Annie Holmes read at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley Visited Pt. Reyes for the closing conversation of the Wallace Stenger “Geography of Hope” Seminar (cameraphone pic)

Kurt Vonnegut Quote, and…

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

“Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go off looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, ‘Please–a little less love, and a little more common decency.’” [...]

Vonnegut On the Virtues of Farting Around

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Ana Marie quotes Kurt.

“Concern Trolling”

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The White House further hunkers down on its trip along the low road by implying that a rogue ex-aide might not be of right mind.

Harry Shearer: “Judith Regan And Me”

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Just because you have a persecution complex doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Actually, in this case, though…

Christopher Hitchens On Ann Coulter

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Fish in a barrel.

Oktoberfest: Republicans Self-Destruct

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Ana Marie Cox logs four ongoing Republican debacles.

Guess Who My Money’s On?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Ana Marie Cox takes on Katha Pollitt’s recent output. I wish I had an easy answer about how to navigate between stridency and submission. Then again, I wish Katha Pollitt did too. Had Dorothy Parker not been cremated, you can bet she’d stretch a skinny wrist from the grave to pat Ana on the head [...]

Lawrence Lessig Will Sue James Joyce’s Grandson

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Portrait Of The Grandson As A Litigious Creep.

Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

This is a long and detailed (and, for fans, indispensible) history of their friendship.