Daily Archive: October 24, 2010


A Poem for Sunday

Smoke Smoke has been the sign of human settlement ever since Prometheus’ defiant act, ever since people settled down to roasting, torching, scorching and cremating, ever since human history began its smoldering. The pale...


Anti-Muslim Bigotry & Double Standards

Except that I do not think the Juan Williams Incident qualifies as outright bigotry, I do agree with Greenwald on this point: The double standard in our political discourse — which tolerates and even...


Wasting Time With Author Interviews

The Paris Review has put all of their author interviews — ever — online.  The New York Times claims this is new, so if it isn’t just blame it on my naive trust of...