What I Consume: 2.22.11
THIS IS AN UNEDITED VERSION OF THE POST THAT NOW APPEARS ON MY SECOND HOME BLOG. Upside of yet another snow day: I get to think about what I do, about my particular brand of teaching. This came to me on the way home from the Y, which is another treat I get on an unexpected day off. I recognize that I spend a lot of time reading online as well as reading the old fashioned way.And now I have...
More Love for the Big BBBBBBB →
joelzimmer: Brooklyn Art Library Ran into Shawn (I can’t go anywhere in the city without running into him) at the Brooklyn Art Library where we checked out one of Emily’s friends sketchbooks. These are some of the sketchbooks there. You should go check it out before they close!
Enjoy a Little Bit of ART Today →
MONTHLY BEOWULF WORSHIP
Perfect,intoxicating, authentic, powerful. Just one of my all-time favorite stories. I want to BE Beowulf. I love that he does not waste time talking, and he is confident without being arrogant. He is not afraid, NOT AFRAID, ever. He never hesitates. He know what needs to be done and does it. Life is never that simple now. He is sure, loyal, and invincible: and he uses his gifts to protect...
Mac vs PC: religious style →
1994: In the beginning, the war between Apple users and PC users resembled less a choice in technology and more a choice between deep-set spiritual beliefs. This according to Umberto Eco, who saw in these disparate new technologies a parallel in religious schisms.The following is excerpted from an English translation of a column by Eco in Italian newsweekly Espresso. Insufficient...
Lapham's Quarterly: "The Sound and the Furious" →
laphamsquarterly: Just a little something that a few of us have been piddling around with on Twitter this afternoon: big-budget adaptations of William Faulkner novels. “The Sound and the Furious” (duh) “The Sound and the Furious 2: 2 Sound, 2 Furious” “The Sound and the Furious 3: The Sounder and More…