- Alexander the Great Man Lover can't show his bare tushy on a book cover in Canada.
- Levi-Strauss and "cultural capitalism." Thank you to artist Mark Vallen for pointing out that, ludicrous ad campaign notwithstanding, not everyone is a worker. A money-grubbing corporation? No, not a worker, even if it aims to co-opt images of labor to make profit.
- "Nowhere have I said that it is wrong to harm the aggressor in order to save your life or honor..." From Indian poet Satchidanandan's "A Discourse on Non-Violence," a different angle on Gandhi than we're usually fed.
- Eat Pray Love: kinder, gentler Orientalism.
- "How to Write About Africa" by Binyavanga Wainaina.
- "Multicultural queer youth" don't merit books in these New Jersey libraries.
- Kindle et al be damned, used book sales are on the rise. Why?
- An interview with Chilean poet Raúl Zurita about life, art and politics under Pinochet. Never forget the "other"--in fact, the much worse--September 11. That's the date of the 1973 U.S.-backed-and-funded fascist coup, which murdered President Salvador Allende and some 30,000 others.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Too busy to blog links
Breaking my self-imposed rule against taking the easy route of linking instead of thinking: .