Daily Archive: June 8, 2012


Peter Van Dyck–“Conservative” Artist?

[From an earlier version @ LoOG’s Dutch Courage sub-blog.] To me, these days, any artist whose work has a resemblance to its actual real-life subject is “conservative,” so too any artist whose sense of...


The FOX News – MSNBC Taste Test : Part II

Last week I decided to live-blog the primetime hours of both FOXNews and MSNBC so that I could decide for myself if each is as much of a group of hacks as their opponents...


Friday Night Jukebox

Because… well, just because. And: And: If I’d smoked pot as an undergrad I’d have a better excuse, I suppose. I’d always play the last one, just for fun, for people who weren’t Pink...


A Prometheus Review Unbound

(Editors Note: This preview contains spoilers after the jump.  Like, major spoilers.  Not the “you might get a hint” spoilers, but “wow, so that’s what’s going to happen!” spoilers.  Just saying’.  -TK) by Sam...


Contempt Of Court

One of the reasons I’m (slowly) working my way through the great and politically important cases in the Supreme Court’s history can be seen in high relief in a New York Times/CBS poll released...



Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on inequality. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far, click...


An Interview with Sci-Fi Author John Scalzi

If you’re able to, Alex Knapp is doing a live interview this morning with science fiction author John Scalzi on Google+. Details are here. The interview commences at 11AM EST.


Friday Poetry

I’ve been trying something new lately. I have been taking books with me on my hunting trips. Often I have a little down time because the animals are not always active when I want them...