Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This and That

Steven Chu is very good pick. So is Nancy Sutley. The Cabinet is shaping up nicely.

How disappointing that Candidate #5 is Jesse Jackson Jr.

The situation in Greece worsens, with a general strike on top of the riots.

Someone (William Deresiewicz) doesn't think the world of James Wood.

Mark Leckey received this year's Turner Prize.

One of the most perceptive reviews I've read in a while, at least the first half of it: Zadie Smith on Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, and another novel.

On "interface aesthetics." You know.

The Brazilian writer Lima Trindade edits this online journal: Verbo21


  1. John, I am really scared for Jesse Jackson, Jr. I like him a lot and really hope that he was not stupid enough to get caught up in the storm.

  2. Anthony, I agree. He's always appeared to be on the up-and-up, though there was that whole airport in Peotone issue, which probably had some unsavory characters surrounding it. But for the most part, he's seemed like a decent pol. I imagine a lot of people are hoping that he didn't know about this emissary's actions, or at least can't be directly tied to them. But he was salivating over that Senate seat.