The Smithsonian Eye reports on and reacts to a talk given by art critic Roberta Smith.
Matt Cheney writes a very interesting column for Strange Horizons on making the readers work a little bit, something I definitely agree with.
Bodhisattva offers up some good criticism of, well, criticism.
On a similar note, Damian Horner criticizes the overly inflated descriptions publishers write for books.
If you're at all like me, you've got lots of books. Books piled 3, 4 rows deep on your book shelves. Books piled on the floor. More books crammed into boxes tucked away in the attic or down in the basement. Online Booksharing might be your answer.
Will make-your-own-mixes save the music industry? Probably not, but it's still a cool idea.