Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I've been admonished by a few regular readers of this space that it's been close to a month since I've added new content here and I should get off my fat ass and post something tout suite (actually they were much kinder and gentler than that). Until several offline projects are accomplished, a few links are just going to have to suffice.

Stay tuned for some honest to god book reviews in the (hopefully) near future, and maybe even a movie review or two.

I didn't get a chance to say here how much I'll miss Kurt Vonnegut, but Ayelet's friend James did a splendid job doing so.

Lydia Millet wrote one of my favorite novels of the past few years, Everyone's Pretty (Pinky, I think you would love it). There's a great essay at her newly updated website on my favorite drunken leftist punk/country comedy act, the Mekons. I should have known she'd love them too.

Miranda July has an amusing site for her upcoming short story collection.

And for no apparent reason, here's a Diane Arbus photo of an aging Mae West (scroll down for her pictures of James Brown and Norman Mailer among others).

That should hold you for a while, OK?