Entries from July 2009

Huck, Is It Time to Light Out for the Territories?

Comments   1   Date Arrow  July 31, 2023 at 6:40pm   User  by Mark Willis

The Yellow Springs in early March, 2008. [Photo by a blind flaneur] See Orgy Songs of the Maenads.
Oh, no. My humble, walkable village has been named one of the best 10 small towns in America by Outside magazine (August 2009):
Yellow Springs, Ohio: Originally built as a spa town to capitalize on the nearby mineral springs, [...]

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I’ll Have a Burning River, Please

Comments   0   Date Arrow  July 30, 2023 at 7:54pm   User  by Mark Willis

President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. met with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, at the White House on Thursday. [Photo by Stephen Crowley/NYT]
Teachable moment: Had I been invited  for a cold brew on a hot day, I would have asked for a Burning [...]

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A Literary Map of San Francisco

Comments   0   Date Arrow  July 20, 2023 at 7:00am   User  by Mark Willis

For Ms. Modigliani’s next journey. Thanks to SF Gate/San Francisco Chronicle for this Literary map of San Francisco
A nub of 47 square miles, much of it punctuated by vertigo-inducing hills, most of it surrounded by ocean water - half of it the open, not-so-tranquil Pacific, the other half the calm, protected currents of a gray-blue [...]

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Mouffe at the Movies: Sue Lyon’s Lolita

Comments   0   Date Arrow  July 17, 2023 at 3:46pm   User  by Mark Willis

We finished Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita today — reading it aloud, mind you — and almost immediately asked ourselves the question posed by the trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 movie adaptation. “How could they make a movie out of Lolita?” My guess is that the film minimizes Humbert Humbert’s monstrous delusional transgressions, instead playing up Lolita’s [...]

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Flaneur’s Paradise: Montreal’s Rue Prince Arthur

Comments   0   Date Arrow  July 10, 2023 at 10:24pm   User  by Mark Willis

In Montreal, for my birthday, we took a stroll after dinner through the flaneur’s paradise on Rue Prince Arthur, a pedestrian mall between Avenue Laval and Boulevard Saint-Laurent. Ms. Modigliani agreed to sit for her portrait by street artist Marie-claude Journault. Earlier in the evening, at Maestro S.V.P., Ms. M sat in the chair [...]

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“Free” Sets New Gold Standard for Accessible Books

Comments   0   Date Arrow  July 8, 2023 at 10:17am   User  by Mark Willis

Bless you, Chris Anderson! In 35 years of reading by listening to talking books, this version of Free is the fastest access I’ve ever had to a newly published book. You have set the gold
standard for audio book accessibility.
Available formats: Buy the print edition of Free: The Future of a Radical Price. See the free [...]

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Remix This Book: An Accessible Literary Anthology

Comments   0   Date Arrow  July 6, 2023 at 7:32am   User  by Mark Willis

Bravo to remix my lit and Sydney University Press for publishing this literary anthology in a free ebook in an accessible PDF format (1.45 MB) under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia licence that encourages remixing!. Learn more about the project.

Most creative disciplines have grappled with the concept of remix. For mediums such [...]

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