- The world’s best sestina. (Via Alan.) (I heart the sestina, especially the funny kind.)
- Michael Dirda reviews a new book about whether art matters: Refusing to choose between these extremes, Carey instead argues that "a work of art is anything that anyone has ever considered a work of art, though it may be a work of art only for that one person." What matters is the way we look at the thing, the way we engage with it. Think of the concentrated elegance surrounding the Japanese tea ceremony. But think too of the similarly intense focus and appreciation of details that fans bring to their discussions of a daily soap opera or an episode of "Lost."
- The Utne Reader has debuted a new weekly online feature From the Stacks. (Via Zombie Annie at Maud’s.)
- Michael Feingold reviews a new book about Christopher Marlowe for the NYT.
- Sometimes the solicitations from writers that land in the inbox are just sad. Sometimes they are hilarious. Like the one promoting this.
- The 2005 Locus Recommended Reading List is out.
- And now off to the gym, groceryville and then to visit a sick relative. Have a nice weekend.
2 thoughts on “Saturday Hangovers”
i plan on wearing my bracelet tonight, you know!
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