Monthly Archives: June 2011

There’s a lot of ruins in Mesopotamia.

I’m no student of ancient culture. Before I talk, I should read a book. But there’s one thing that I do know: There’s a lot of ruins in Mesopotamia. –The B-52s   I’m always pleased to find in the Blind … Continue reading

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the smell of Naipaul in the morning–it smells like bigotry

My friend Emily posted a link to this piece on VS Naipaul, who for some reason has decided to speak out on the value of women writers: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/02/136893356/nobel-laureate-v-s-naipaul-says-no-woman-is-his-literary-equal?sc=fb&cc=fp Naipaul…¬†was asked if he considered any woman writer his literary match. He … Continue reading

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