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Next Dan Brown Book Cover Revealed. Just Shoot Me Now, Okay?

The cover has been revealed for the next book by Dan Brown, the author of “The Da Vinci Code,” a somewhat popular conspiracy thriller you might have heard of a while back. This takes me back to Geoffrey Pullum’s hilarious … Continue reading

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Joyce's "Ulysses" as a Graphic Novel

Throwaway Horse is producing a web-based graphic novel of “Ulysses.” They’ve only posted the first chapter so far.   I’m very interested to see how this progresses and can’t wait to see the Cyclops episode. Ulysses “Seen” homepage Episode 1: Telemachus … Continue reading

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50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

I admit, there is something endearing about Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style.  It’s written in that Waspy New England egghead style that people who read the New Yorker enjoy.   Unfortunately, much of the advice is just plain wrong.  … Continue reading

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Chillin' with My Pepys

At, you can check what diarist Samuel Pepys was doing on any given day from 1660 to 1666.  His accounts of the Great Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the Second Dutch War are fascinating.  Or, you can … Continue reading

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Glenn Goldman: 1950-2009

Glenn Goldman, the owner of the amazing Los Angeles bookstore Book Soup, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer.  One of the best things about playing at the Whiskey was being able to walk over to Book Soup after soundcheck. (Photo: Carolyn … Continue reading

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Stone Dead Forever

There’s a Lemmy biopic in the making.  The preview doesn’t send me, but I’ll have to go see it, just because the man is everything a rock legend should be. Scratch Acid opened for Motorhead in 1986 in Dallas at … Continue reading

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Boarding an Attic with Edgar Allan Poe

From the Guardian. So great.

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