Jason Epstein confesses his 30-year obsession with keeping a diary. "I laze into it, luxuriate in it..." Indeed he does, and shouldn't we all too?
Stop the insanity! says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle ending his tenure reporting from Washington. In always-on America "24/7 is a shorthand way of describing a living hell" Clearly, he's never craved Starbucks at 3am.
One critic''s retort to BJ Myers' essay "A Reader's Manifesto" pegs his complaint on the author's "grousing about the worthless dilettantes passing themselves off as writers these days." Ahem.
"Reality" kills fiction says award winning author AL Kennedy. Really?
Well coiffed Zadie Smith offers grooming advice from the road to America's literati brat pack.
"...R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Found out what it means to me..." sings M.J. Rose on her e-book woes and how she became the unwilling "Queen" of digital publishing.
All's well that ended, for the world-watching Eudora Welty
After too much time, finally a new Doctor WHO story released over the web only. Rock on, BBC!
Tracking the "cultural transformation" of a brain-drain he finds so "intoxicatingly liberating", one Briton ponders "what good are intellectuals?"
Get to know Robert Walser, the Swiss writer "of course created by another writer" and his unknown ouvre.
The new Junglebook delivers SMS updates from the expedition searching for the lost plateau of the Brazilian jungle.
Spanish architect (and vegetarian) Antoni Gaudi insisted that "chickens and turkeys were chloroformed, greased and quickly cast in plaster before coming around again" when he created the facade of Sagrada Familia.
Was Herman Miller saying sex "isn't pretty, is it?" with Tropic of Cancer?
A 30-by-10-foot mural painted by art students was "whitewashed over the weekend" by school administrators who then fired their teacher. Let art be free! say we at digittante.