Friend of the blog and lover of a nice pale ale, Ben Tanzer, has a new e-book out called 99 Problems: Essays about running and writing. He’s using the Radiohead sales approach – pay what you want. Check it out.
This just in: Dr. Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Novel Peace Prize for his work extending microcredit to women in developing countries, will present a lecture at Agnes Scott College next week in association with the Decatur Book Festival. The details:
The Guardian has a clip from the Swedish screen adaptation of The Girl Who Played with Fire. It looks like the staff of Millennium will actually get some screen time this time around.
And speaking of…Rooney Mara has been cast as Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming Hollywood version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
It’s a little late, but if you haven’t read Christopher Hitchens’s piece in Vanity Fair about being diagnosed with esophageal cancer – read it now.
After last week’s link to the worst use of technology – EVER, it was fun to read McSweeney’s Our Daughter Isn’t a Selfish Brat; Your Son Just Hasn’t Read Atlas Shrugged.
First it was “fart jokes may be the answer to getting boys to read”, then it was “comic books are the answer to getting boys to read” – ergo, a comic book called “Fart Party” seems like a slam dunk. Help save Fart Party! For the kids…
This may be the most excited anyone has ever been about Ray Bradbury (via Bokhora). Please let the title of the song be your guide to whether you should watch this one at work: