After I made sure there was nothing to watch on every television channel, twice, Ann Patchett's column "Why Not Put Off Till Tomorrow the Novel You Could Begin Today?" helped me procrastinate on my next novel, too.
In the London Review of Books, Andrew O'Hagan not only tells you How to Survive Your Own Stupidity but he reveals that Homer Simpson learned his comedy from Laurel and Hardy.
Allen Barra wonders if "any writer with such a small oeuvre influenced American culture more than Raymond Chandler?"
The paintings of Chesley Bonestell "have often been mistaken for actual colour photographs by those slightly unacquainted with the present status of interplanetary flight" according to Arthur C. Clarke.
You might think words fly all around you, but what if they really did?
"I have what is becoming an empire of television programming - I have to attend to these things." Who knew Dr. Frasier Crane's head could get any bigger?
Paul Mitchinson discusses 'charges of "censorship" and "McCarthyism," and an embarrassing peacock-like display of one's own victim credentials', but it's not The Eminem Show he's talking about.
In the British case of the swearing Police Officer, The Vocabula Review suggests alternatives he might have used instead: "play mothers and fathers," "go upstairs," "make babies," "get one's jollies," "play hide the sausage," "get into one's pants," "have a tumble."
"Like Pepsi or the Gap, Tom Clancy has become a brand," suggests Linton Weeks. If Clancy's outsourced the writing of his stories, does that mean digittante should outsource to Mexico?
Out of the heart of urban Seoul has emerged a distinct subculture of artists. Distinct as they may be, like other urban artists, they call themselves 'taggers'.
"I believe that successful museums have a critical mass" says Dr. Robert Anderson, outgoing director of the lagging British Museum.
"Capitalism is crass and Islam is crazy." Joe Klein spends six weeks in Urope and barely scratches the surface of what's going on there.
At digittante's new office, we stare at the work of this painter all day long.
Forget about Bush, Bin Laden, Worldcom and Martha Stewart. The real CONSPIRACY is that this company is taking over the internet by placing personal ads on every site I visit!