Friday, April 14, 2006

Friday Link-o-Rama

Baltimore program The Signal interviews Laura Lippman on editing the new anthology Baltimore Noir. It's an mp3 file, so you'll need itunes, windows media or some other program to play it.

Martin Amis writes on the last days of the 9-11 hijackers. Looks provocative and interesting.

Last I checked it's not 1984, so why is everyone quoting Orwell?

Culture Vulture picks on the ways some theatres are promoting their shows.

Mumpsimus writes on Beckett turning 100.

Eye-Level writes on the complicated nature of photographer Sugimoto, who currently has a show at the Hirshhorn here in DC.

Maktaaq does a really interesting review on the comic series Krazy Kat, something I've meant to read for some time but just haven't gotten to yet. Ebay here I come.

Kathryn writes about blog wars. I mean really....just how petty are humans?

Friday, April 07, 2006

Friday Link-o-Rama

Typing with your brain.

The English language to get is one-millionth word. Maybe.

The Boston Globe critiques the whole idea of an online novel.

Although perhaps a bit too focused on the NY and London corridors of transgressive art, Art That Kills looks pretty good if you enjoy sex, drugs and violence with your artwork (some of the images are a bit graphic). Despite some of the inflated jargon in the description, it's probably pretty good. I like a lot of the artists mentioned and Creation Books generally does a pretty good job.

The online journal The Dream People, which specializes in what they call Bizarro Literature, has a new editor and a new look. I've always had mixed feelings about the output over there, but I hope a new leader will bring in work that's higher quality. Horror needs a kick in the pants like no other genre.

Here's a very heartfelt reaction to the Dada show, still ongoing at the National Gallery here in DC. Please go see it if you haven't.