The NYT takes a look at how un-groovy the bestseller list was during the Summer of Love – now 40 years ago.
The Wall Street Journal reported on the sacrilege of an Arizona library’s attempt to do away with the Dewey Decimal System. Librarian.net provides a link to the analysis of what it all actually means.
The Wren’s Nest: home of the burlesque. That Lain Shakespeare has one of the hardest jobs in town.
The Millions writes about Neal Stephenson as polymath: “But I find this aspect of Stephenson’s writing appealing: ultimately metaphysics is more important than mere physics. Why is more important than how. Is it not impossible to answer the question why without moving from a discussion of hard science to a discussion of something more ineffable?” Stephenson’s Cyrptonomicon should be on your reading list if you haven’t read it yet.