Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Clash of the Titans, round II?

Michiko Kakutani doesn't like Jonathan Franzen's new memoir.

I've read various parts of it printed from time to time in the New Yorker, printed as everything from fiction to an essay on "Peanuts." I remember enjoying it, but then, I'm a bit surprised to see it all packaged together as a memoir.

Oh, and Alan Moore's dirty graphic novel is finally being relased.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Best. PSA. Ever.

I first saw this on CBC in 2000, and my wife found it online yesterday.

Her research impulse may or may not have had anything to do with having just received "Fraggle Rock-Season 1" as a gift. :-)

Monday, August 07, 2006

Out with a bang

If you're as bummed as I am that Sleater-Kinney is soon to be no more, go download their August 3rd concert in D.C. from NPR.

(The sound could be better, but who can argue with free?) Set list is as follows:

"One Beat"
"Not what You Want"
"#1 Must Have"
"Steep Air"
"Burn Don't Freeze"
"End of You"
"What's Mine Is Yours"
"Modern Girl"
"Let's Call It Love"
"Little Babies"
"Iron Clad"
"Get Up"
"Buy Her Candy"
"Turn It On"
"Dance Song 97"
"Words & Guitar"
"Dig Me Out"

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Word is that we have a title for the "Batman Begins" sequel: "The Dark Knight."

Rumor has it that they're trying to get Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Penguin, which could be fun, although I hate the Penguin, and they've cast the Joker, but you'll never guess who.