links for 2009-07-23

  • "Earlysville falconer/Shamus Award-winning writer Andy Straka has a new mystery ready for release September 1, the fourth in his Frank Pavlicek series. Kitty Thriller takes Virginia-based falconer/P.I. Pavlicek to New York to discover if a cat was taken out by a bird of prey."

    I hope it's a really valuable cat.

  • "Reading the New York Times this morning, I spotted this jaw-dropping correction listing seven different errors in one article about Walter Cronkite:

    "An appraisal on Saturday about Walter Cronkite’s career included a number of errors. In some copies, it misstated the date that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed and referred incorrectly to Mr. Cronkite’s coverage of D-Day. Dr. King was killed on April 4, 1968, not April 30. Mr. Cronkite covered the D-Day landing from a warplane; he did not storm the beaches…"

    And the list goes on and on. Incredible.

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