links for 2011-05-19

  • The Plumber's Tale | by Gary Glass | followed by Q&A

    –And plenty more good stuff!!

  • 'Not all of the judges agreed. One, Carmen Callil, the founder of the feminist publishing house Virago, stormily withdrew from the panel over the decision to honor Mr. Roth, telling The Guardian newspaper that he “goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every book,” adding, “It’s as though he’s sitting on your face and you can’t breathe.”'

    –Yes, well, that's one way of putting it.

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