December 2008

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

During my holiday travels this year I’ve made a concerted effort not to tote around superfluous reading materials; instead I’m relying on friends

The Reading Brain

Over several thousand years the human brain has been changed by the act of reading. Our brains continue to evolve, and a number of scientific

Christmas Carolling

If you’re one of those diehard anti-consumerists who usually spends this time of year blaming Coca Cola for all things Christmas, it might come

It’s All Part of Der Process

Of course, it scarcely suffices to look at what we’ve wrought at Guantánamo and abroad and call it Orwellian or Kafkaesque.

National Ambassador for Children’s Literature

This past weekend, NPR ran a short piece on Weekend Edition where, as usual, I learned something new. Though it’s a bit tricky to

November 2008


TV comic John Clarke once mocked an Australian Prime Minister’s claim that Australia’s future was in Asia.  “I told him Malaysia’s

Proust: On Reading

Marcel Proust wrote a rather well-known work called In Search of Lost Time, published in France in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. Before he embarked on

Burn without reading?

Making breakfast—coffee and a honey sandwich—I tried to put myself in the mind of Vladimir Nabokov. I’m old, I’m dying, but

Elizabeth Bennet: After the Wedding

Following in Jane Austen’s footsteps… Sometimes after spending my days poring over management texts and improving my understanding of those oh-so-fascinating research methods, at

Murder Most Pleasant

Thanks to my fiancée working in a bookshop, I have been fortunate to discover a bizarre sub-genre of book that I would never have

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//Mixed media

The Moving Pixels Podcast Executes 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"By playing The Deed, we find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of inhabiting the mind of a murderer.

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