It is way too cold for late April. I must migrate to the south, if I can. Last night was some discussion of what I would do to get a job at the University of Hawaii. It may not get as dire as that but Chicago weather isn’t helping right now.
- Friday was the 400th year anniversary of Don Quixote. I totally missed it.
- Speaking of windmills, in the New York Review of Books Thomas Frank asks, rather boringly, What’s the Matter with Liberals?. He writes, “The backlash narrative is more powerful than mere facts, and according to this central mythology conservatives are always hardworking patriots who love their country and are persecuted for it, while liberals, who are either high-born weaklings or eggheads hypnotized by some fancy idea, are always ready to sell their nation out at a moment’s notice.” Kennedy was such a whiny wuss.
- In the Boston Globe, is a piece on our very own Ron Suny and the Armenian genocide; about the ways historians are remembering it. I wrote something about this a while ago. Maybe I will track that and re-post it.
- In India Express, the secrets of film scripts. Almost, but not quite as, informative as this [keep hitting reload].
- I am a big fan of H. P. Lovecraft and his tales of blobs and globs from beyond. Others complain that he is not scary. What do they know?
- I leave you with two things: One: LRB personals ROCK. Two: Army posters ROCK.