links for 2009-09-18

  • Kafkaesque — a parasite that replaces its host's tongue.

    "A stage play involving this phenomenon has been written and performed. The play focuses on a dream that playwright Tennessee Williams has, in which his tongue is consumed by a parasite and he loses the ability to speak. The play's author is the American playwright R. J. Tsarov, and the play first premiered at the annual Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans in March 2003."

    Via The Rumpus (

  • "Nicholas Schmidle spoke to the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society on Friday, September 11, 2009 on the subject of his new book, To Live or To Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years Inside Pakistan…."

    Great talk, brought to you by the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society at UVA and the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

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