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Unqualified Offerings: Lots of good stuff today, mainly concerning Israel. He is a principled isolationist and I’m not, but his posts are always perceptive.
Virginia Postrel and Brink Lindsey: It’s just barely possible that some people reading this site might not know how cool it is that Postrel and Lindsey have weblogs. Trust me: It’s very cool. Postrel has a sharp analysis of sugar subsidies and an excellent point about the insufficiency of old definitions in education (what’s a school?); Lindsey continues his discussion of the free-trade stratagem that wasn’t.
Bright Lights Film Journal: I have only begun prowling through the archives, but this site looks to be a treasure trove for movie fans. A comparison of “Touch of Evil” and “Psycho”; an interview with Allie “Dialogues with Madwomen” Light; articles on James Whale and queer horror movies; it’s like they knew I was coming. Maybe it’s possible this site could rock more… but I’m not sure how.
New Yorkers: Check this out. “Join actors and poets for a reading of Inferno during the very hours in which the work is set. An organ meditation will follow after the reading ends at midnight. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam at 112th, 316-7540, at 9.” TOMORROW NIGHT.
Strunk & White’s Elements of Style: Everything you’ve heard about it is true. S&W; provide a top-notch guide to clear, vigorous writing. Eighty-five pages of pure chewing satisfaction.