APOLOGY AS PREFACE: This is my translation (or at least the linguistic conversion) of a song from the movie “Haider”, … Continue reading AN INNOCENT IMPUDENCE
On the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1,some of my favorite recent articles on the event, looking … Continue reading THE GREAT WAR
Adam Johnson, author of the the brilliant “The Orphan Master’s Son” (my copy of which I seem to have misplaced, … Continue reading Dear Leader eat that.
This article is so, so lip-smackingly good it’s illegal. For more by Paterniti, check this out. Continue reading BON APPETIT.
This is probably one of the better, saner things I have read today midst the jingoistic chest-thumping or alternately, the … Continue reading Independence and Freedom
This is a collection of some of the more interesting links and stuff on the net that caught my fancy … Continue reading Weekend Indulgences-I
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/07/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-book-cover.html This is an article on an issue I have been thinking about myself for quite a while. Have books … Continue reading Judging books by their covers-Prelude
This is a transcript of a commencement speech Neil Gaiman gave at the University of Arts. I think it might … Continue reading MAKE GOOD ART
I recently finished reading Joe Queenan’s “One For The Books“, a collection of essays describing an individual’s unabashed love for … Continue reading An Ode to an Anachronism