Saturday, September 02, 2006

Click here to listen to Alex Wilson read Kelly Link’s bedazzling short story, “The Girl Detective.”

In sad news, Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz died the other day, at 94. He was the first Arabic language writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Click here to read more.

I recently found this smart, insightful blog called My Lebanon is being burned to ashes, which I highly recommend. Today, for example, they posted an interesting observation on Xenophobia and Labelling as the source of all wars.

I leave you with a sample from Carson Ellis. As an artist/illustrator she's maybe most well-known for her artwork for the Decemberists:


beauty queen