LIBERTY/LICENSE: IN THE DESERT, YOU CAN'T REMEMBER YOUR NAME. Anthropomorfic the first. … [Read more...]

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DAY COMES, NIGHT GOES--THEY JUST WANT TO BE TOGETHER, EVERYONE KNOWS: So I kept teasing you all, talking about this cool weird-o writing exercise I'd found. I reveal it: Anthropomorfic*.You look at me like Manuel, and say, "Que?"Anthropomorfics: Very, very short fiction (I'm limiting myself to 150-250 words) in which the "characters" are allegorical abstract nouns or hemi-allegorical (what?) concrete nouns. I'll be posting two or three of these a week from now until the New Year. In this … [Read more...]

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RANDOM: The Closing of the American Mind--like The Man Without a Country--reads best the further one gets from its particular political context, when its existential concerns can come to the fore.Yes/no? … [Read more...]

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THE GHOSTS OF WELFARE PAST, WELFARE PRESENT, AND WELFARE YET TO COME: Slate symposium on Jason DeParle's book on the ground-level effects of welfare reform. Mickey Kaus is there. Wild horses couldn't drag me away. … [Read more...]

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PAYING THE WORDS EXTRA: Hey lookit, there's a blog dedicated to exploring what a progressive Constitution would look like in 2020. (via Volokh)Hey lookit, there's this guy... think I've seen him around somewhere....For those who care: My own jurisprudential philosophy, at this point, is wary of rationalist theories, and dedicated primarily to working against the Humpty Dumpty theory of law: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to … [Read more...]

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SEND HIM TO SYRIA and see how sunshiney he is about torture.Alberto Gonzales.Ick.And I note that the latter link concludes, "Senate Democrats are expected to press for full disclosures on these and related matters. But privately, even they acknowledge his confirmation is all but assured."OK, now, why? Look, the headlines Monday were all like, "Arlen Specter in trouble!", and as far as I can tell that was an entirely consciously-ginned-up (yay! this is the kind of gin I like!) … [Read more...]

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EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR: Hilarious list of Things I Will Not Do When I Direct A Shakespeare Production. Including but definitely not limited to the following:1. The ghost of Hamlet's father will not be played by the entire ensemble underneath a giant piece of diaphanous black material.10. I will not treat A Midsummer Night's Dream as though it were Un Chien Andalou.25. I will not use long red ribbons to represent blood, particularly if the long red ribbons bear an unnerving resemblance to … [Read more...]

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