- Jenny Davidson on her writing process.
- The fabulous Carolyn Kellogg reviews Viken Berberian’s Das Kapital: A Novel of Love and Money Markets for the L.A. Times.
- Night photography of the abandoned West. (Via somebody, but I forget who.)
- Maureen Johnson on revision.
- The nuttiest weathercast you’ve ever seen; or, when meteorologists screech. (Via Sarah.)
- Paul Collins has a fascinating post on the perils of making easy assumptions about people in biography (and in life), among other things.
- Caryl Phillips has a knock-out piece in the Guardian about the history of the song "Strange Fruit."
- Fusenumber8 reviews the next book in my queue: Catherine Jinks’ Evil Genius (and part 2 of the review).
- Matt Cheney on the art of Brian Dettmer.
- Town named after Robert Browning’s "Pippa Passes."
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Hi there, Gwenda! Strange Fruit is even more interesting than Caryl Phillips realizes. Two things: Abel Meeropol, who wrote the song, and his wife adopted the children of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, so the generational theme of Phillips’ play bears even more fruit. And there was an entire book written about the history of the song some years ago by David Margolic and Hilton Als, called, appropriately, Strange Fruit.
Hey Leda — WOW. Thanks for the background. Completely fascinating; I’ll have to look up the book.
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