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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

So Now What Do The Neighbors Complain About?

NYO - News Story 1: "Welcome to the Quiet Disco. Born of noise complaints in the Netherlands, this scene (Dutch kids call it stille disco) puts dancers in wireless headphones. Each headset is tuned to receive transmissions directly from the D.J. booth, where turntables are connected through a mixer to a small radio transmitter. "

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Fiction as Therapy

The Morning News - Ian McEwan, by Robert Birnbaum: "RB: So every fiction is an education.

IMcE: More than an education. Every time I write a novel and I think I am getting it right, I have arrived at a degree of mental freedom that I didn't have before. "

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Writing Primer

How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Reconsidering The "Guilty Pleasure" of FANTASTIC FOUR

"Why Are Movies So Bad? or, The Numbers" by Pauline Kael: "The movies have been so rank the last couple of years that when I see people lining up to buy tickets I sometimes think that the movies aren't drawing an audience - they're inheriting an audience. People just want to go to a movie. They're stung repeatedly, yet their desire for a good movie - for any movie - is so strong that all over the country they keep lining up. 'There's one God for all creation, but there must be a separate God for the movies,' a producer said. 'How else can you explain their survival?' "

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

"Tempest In a Tea Pot" - You Can't Bring Down The Anti-Christ

Rove disclosure puts Bush in bind: "WASHINGTON -- The White House refused Monday to repeat earlier assertions that any administration official who leaked classified information would be fired. The refusal comes days after Karl Rove, one of President George W. Bush's top aides, was revealed as the source of a news leak that exposed a CIA undercover officer in 2003."