Archive for February 3rd, 2006

Codifying the short story

Friday February 03rd 2006, 4:23 pm

reprint of william boyd’s “brief encounters’’ article | Donavan’s News |

Consequently, I decided it might be worth trying to categorise the short story in a bit more detail, to try to classify its multifarious forms. Looking at collections by other writers, I gradually came to the conclusion that there are seven types of short […]

Trademark dilution

Friday February 03rd 2006, 4:12 pm

Conversational Reading: Postmodernists Beware

Several consumer, arts and public interest groups today jointly sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee condemning provisions in the Trademark Dilution Revision Act (H.R. 683) that weaken protections for individuals and small businesses that refer to companies by their trademarks. . . .
Consumers and artists are currently protected from being […]

In humiliation and degradation is to be found truth: American writers are losers

Friday February 03rd 2006, 4:11 pm

Telegraph | Arts | Prophet of the neon wilderness

Nelson Algren’s 1956 novel A Walk on the Wild Side made a mockery of the American dream. Set among the pimps, whores and con men of New Orleans, it was a brave - and prescient - exposé of the nation’s contempt for its own people, says Richard […]

Smells Like Teen Snogging - Kansas’ wacky attorney general smells sex everywhere. By Dahlia Lithwick

Friday February 03rd 2006, 3:53 pm

Smells Like Teen Snogging - Kansas’ wacky attorney general smells sex everywhere. By Dahlia Lithwick

But striving for the 2006 pro-life trifecta, Kline is also embroiled in a lawsuit over the mandatory reporting of all teen snogging in Kansas. The trial, which opened on Monday in federal district court, surrounds Kline’s 2003 advisory opinion on the […]

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