Dinitia Smith writing about two boy-hood buddies from Princeton and Harvard whose new novel "The Rule of Four" (Dial Press)fabricates a solution to the mystery of the "The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili", published in 1499.
Two viewers at home discuss the June 30th handover of Iraqi soveriegnity, during which "a marching band will stomp around in a circle while Ahmed Chalabi pouts..."
There's something eerily post-modern and beautiful about watching a car burn in the desert.
Europe's Anti-Americanism is focused like a speeding hockey puck, not on us but on you-know-who says Eric Alterman in The Nation.
Nothing but Troubling News From the World of Publishing says this article from the New York Times.
"In the pilot episode, people were challenged to see how many sausages they could bang on a table in the time it took a man in the same room to have his penis pierced" reports Ananova on this new British TV program. And they say American TV is bad.
"For the moment, modblogs remain in the domain of those with the grasp of technology and the disposable income to make them work - one might call them upwardly mobile geeks," says Jane Perrone in her report in The Guardian.
"Think of this thing as Google meets Babelfish" says the email avatar Bart to author Richard Powers in his new short story Literary Devices.
Poetry Magazine becomes the richest magazine on the planet after recieving a $100million grant. If you simply buy our digittante mugs and caps we'd be plenty happy.
"Being in Iraq is like creeping around inside someone else's migraine ," says veteran BBC correspondent John Sweeney. "The fear is so omnipresent, you could almost eat it."
I can't decide if this fund is terrific because you get a signed certificate on acid-free paper when you pay in, or because it promises to pay you $39,000,000,000 in 500 years time.
Harry Potter's wand may be magical, but his broomstick has real power.
If companies can sell your personal data, then why shouldn't you?
Ralph Lauren must be so proud to sponsor this True American Icon