Archive for February, 2006
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 […]
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
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 […]
BostonHerald.com - Lifestyle: The book of love: Literary Speed Dating brings author-ity to singles’ events
Tom and Brian Nealon, brothers and owners of Pazzo Books in Roslindale, plan their first Literary Speed Dating event tomorrow. The evening follows the drill ofnormal speed dating: Participants have six minutes for each ‘‘date” and will rate their partner as […]
WTOP: Chuck Norris adds author to his resume with Civil War novel
He definitely can fight, and some say he can act, too. But can he write? Or does the title, Chuck Norris, novelist, sound almost as preposterous as Andy Richter, bodybuilder?
“The Justice Riders,” a Civil War era action yarn, has Norris’ name branded on it […]