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Introducing Slate Audio Tours - The commentary museums don’t want you to hear. By Andy Bowers

Tuesday July 26th 2005, 3:02 pm

Introducing Slate Audio Tours - The commentary museums don’t want you to hear. By Andy Bowers
Slate is putting out its own line of audio tours to download into your Pod player and take with you to museums. What’s interesting about this to me is the way it bypasses any kind of establishment. I mean, there’s […]





Creative Commons books for free download

Monday July 25th 2005, 4:23 pm

Published authors offering their novels for download for free under creative commons licenses now includes Peter Watts. (I think I’ll wait for the Palm Reader version)
Also, Kelly Link
and the pioneer Cory Doctorow, whose books also happen to be very, very good. (Especially his new one, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town.)
And, for the record, […]





» Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1919-20)

Monday July 25th 2005, 4:01 pm

German expressionist movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari available for free, completely legal download from Internet Archive:
» Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1919-20)
Via Warren Ellis.com

Subjects: free, film





blog | Reviews index

Monday July 25th 2005, 3:43 pm

Blog of a Bookslut writes:
Some Australians are taking on postmodernism.

The Weekend Australian revealed how postmodernism had infiltrated schools, often under the term Critical Literacy, raising fears that the secondary-school syllabus had been heavily politicised by the same theories that radicalised the universities in the late 1980s. The English critic Frank Kermode has argued that these […]





The Kite Runner - Do I really have to read it? By Meghan O’Rourke

Monday July 25th 2005, 3:39 pm

The Kite Runner - Do I really have to read it? By Meghan O’Rourke
Slate reviews the Kite Runner
The tidy “I’m being healed” trajectory that animates Amir’s narrative is derived from a vocabulary of psychotherapeutic spiritual recovery that looks pretty threadbare when the predicament is the much messier one of a nation ravaged by political and […]





Bright Red Rocket presents: The Naked Cosmos

Sunday July 24th 2005, 2:09 pm

Bright Red Rocket presents: The Naked Cosmos

Gilbert Hernandez, Love and Rockets guy, puts on a wig and does a freaky TV show. Available now.





The Book Babes: The Fiction Writer’s Lottery, Part I

Saturday July 23rd 2005, 7:24 pm

But let’s not stop there. Even though Tin House commits to using at least one unpublished writer in every issue, greenhorns face even more audacious odds: maybe 1 in 1,000, Spillman conceded later—odds also suggested for aspiring novelists at a subsequent panel featuring four prominent book agents.





Welcome to ER.com 3.0

Friday July 22nd 2005, 8:52 pm

Welcome to the third iteration of my site. As you can see, it’s much nicer looking than before.





Musical Theory and Cosmology in Ancient Sumer

Friday July 22nd 2005, 8:30 pm

Musical Theory and Cosmology in Ancient Sumer

Some very cool stuff about Sumerian music and worldview





 
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