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Saturday, February 15, 2003
Ron Charles's tantalizing take on Brian Hall's I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark
Friday, February 14, 2003
On education without knowing your storySchools test kids incessantly on math skills, Newtonian science basics and reading comprehension. They hammer kids with self-esteem exercises without investing a single moment in exploring who it is that the kid is supposed to esteem. We expect our children to comprehend a paragraph about the speed of a fly between two onrushing locomotives, but we teach them nothing at all about comprehending life or their place in it.
Jim Roll puts the lyrics of writers Denis Johnson and Rick Moody to music
Morvern Callar puffHer boyfriend, James, a struggling novelist who has finally finished his masterpiece, has left her a suicide note instructing her to send the book out to publishing houses and use money in their bank account for his funeral. Each click of the mouse explains the situation in a succinct, unsentimental way that a spoken discussion could barely attempt. It's just the first of many visual techniques employed by writer-director Lynne Ramsey, who has created from Alan Warner's novel a movie of wonder, chill, sadness and evolution that focuses on a singular character made well worthy of our attention by Morton's performance.
Graphic novels finally starting to get the respect they deserve"For really the first time ever in this literary age of comics, publishers actually have good book trade distribution," says Fantagraphics publicist Eric Reynolds. "We've hooked up with W.W. Norton & Company, the oldest alternative distributor and publisher in the country. They gave us a certain amount of cachet and clout. Booksellers said, 'Oh, wow. You're with W.W. Norton?'"
Thursday, February 13, 2003
SoulSeek is back up
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Monday, February 10, 2003
3500 bodies to be disinterred for new train station in NJ
The French are testing rural WiFi deployment
Sunday, February 09, 2003
FireWire vs USB 2.0
I hadn't even hit SoulSeek for days, today I couldn't get it to come up -- Zeropaid tells why