Beth (the Atlanta/Decatur one) has won our Brooklyn in Atlanta contest. You should still plan on meeting is down there this Thursday, March 1. The event starts at 7PM at the Decatur Library (215 Sycamore). It will feature authors from several Brooklyn small presses. Immediately after the reading, there will be an after-party at Twain’s (211 E. Trinity) where you can talk books with some of New York’s brightest and hippest. The Wordsmith’s blog is previewing each of the authors reading at this shindig. Come on down and hang with us – you can always choose to TiVo The Office. And like Bill Cosby always said on Fat Albert – “if you’re not careful, you might learn something before its through.” Did Fat Albert take place in Brooklyn? Discuss.
That Philip Roth guy won the PEN/Faulkner for Everyman. I don’t know anyone who has actually read that one. It’s his third time winning the award.
There is now something called the Conservapedia, you know, for people tired of the lefty bias of WikiPedia (also known as “facts”). Check out the hilarious sample entry for “cactus” at Boing Boing.