AWWWW, ISN'T THAT CUTE? "The authors of this book are dedicated to the Enlightenment principles of rational discourse,the application of logic,and the scientific method. The data and arguments we present follow these principles. As for politics, we are committed to the separation of church and state,the rule of law, and a political culture of civility and tolerance,all of which are necessary for a healthy democracy." (link)But you know, professing one's allegiance to or defiance of the chaste … [Read more...]

THE FIRST LINE: Magazine of short stories, all starting with the same first line. Neat idea. The current line is, "The inside was dark." … [Read more...]


POETRY WEDNESDAY, REDUX: Not Auden! This poem, at Dappled Things. … [Read more...]

POETRY WEDNESDAY: VAUDEVILLE SHALL PREACH: Auden, of course. Who could resist in this, our hour of need? (I have nothing to declare but my obsession.) First a small sharp cutting from "The More Loving One":Were all stars to disappear or die, I should learn to look at an empty sky And feel its total dark sublime, Though this might take me a little time.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Much more to follow. I have the final symptom of … [Read more...]

O TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE: There are no responses to your query.(I owe that particular search-result to The Rat, of course--let the more cultured one be her. More Auden presently as I am obsessed.) … [Read more...]

THESE PICTURES OF YOU: COMICS REVIEWS. Let's go!Finder: Mystery Date. Wow, I'm so conflicted about this book. First off, I am a Carla Speed McNeil completist at this point. I'm addicted to the Samuel Delany-esque Finder world. This is wonderful science fiction, extending out beyond the borders of the page; rough and weird and sprawling just like real life. It feels like McNeil is describing the Finder world, rather than creating it.But. Um. This volume feels... lecture-y. Now, that's maybe … [Read more...]