My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-28) →
[unknown] (1) Ne-Yo (1) Destiny’s Child (1) Explosions in the Sky (1) Leonard Cohen (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
God’s War by Kameron Hurley →
War is hell. Especially on a planet torn up between warring religious countries. Nyx has done her time at the front, been a hero and had her body rebuilt. Then she joined the bel dame, government mercenary/bounty hunters to you and me. A sister-hood of the elite to them. But she has been doing black work for extra money and now her sisters are after her.
The Wolf and the Woodsman Here. Listen. I’ll tell you a story. Listen. Once upon...– ursulav: The Wolf and the Woodsman
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-21) →
Hans Zimmer (10) Tom McRae (10) Nina Simone (8) Christy Moore (8) Johnny Cash (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Series 4 details
fuckyeahoutnumbered: (From Outnumbered Online) Series 4 of ‘Outnumbered’ the award-winning BBC comedy will begin it’s 4th series (Consisting of 6 episodes and a Christmas special) on the 2nd of September 2011 Storylines include; A close Death, Subbuteo football, drugs and Top Gear.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-14) →
Nina Simone (11) Badly Drawn Boy (10) Tom McRae (7) Johnny Cash (6) Hans Zimmer (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I sit down. I try to make a place for silence. It’s harder than it used to...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg. 151) final line.
The reader becomes the book.This is an important - perhaps the most important -...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg. 102)
Our constant impulse to tweet, to text, to post status updates offers the...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg. 82)
Rereading can be a tricky process, in which, for better or worse, you’re...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg. 51)
What I’m struggling with is the encroachment of the buzz, the sense that...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg. 35)
The sensation was animal. I would walk into afavourite bookstore, Spring Street...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg19)
Look at the prick captured on video mugging the injured Malaysian student. Watch...– Charlie Brooker: How to prevent more riots | Comment is free | The Guardian
Reading is an act of contemplation, perhaps the only act in which we allow...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg. 16)
The key is to think about reading as a journey of discovery, an excavation of...– The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin (pg.13)
Colonial America was a hotel of print insurrectionism, with an active pamphlet...– David L. Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Are So Important in a Distracted Time (pg 5 - 6)
The Lost Art of Reading
nymeth replied to your photo: Currently reading Sounds like it could be really interesting! Looking forward to your thoughts.
me: It is. Not sure if I agree that reading is a "lost art" but still :) Its a lovely book as a physical thing as well.
Habibi process, by Craig Thompson
drawnblog: Six years in the making - Craig Thompson’s new book, Habibi, is set to release in September. Beautiful process gallery with tons of new sketches and pencils and final artwork is up on the new book site.
So something is wrong, and we should try to understand it. But we can and should...– Riots in London | MetaFilter (you should read this thread, plenty of updates, plenty of interesting comments, and yeah, the odd stirrer too)
One was that in both places, there’s a deep distrust of the police and a...– (10) Riots in London | MetaFilter
"There was no way for me to cross-examine the... →
Rosie is an adorable golden retriever, trained as a therapy dog to help calm the stressed. She recently made an appearance in a courtroom to help a 15-year-old girl testify against her father in an incest case. The father was convicted, and his lawyers are now appealing the conviction on the grounds that Rosie was just too darn cute. Specifically, the lawyers argue that Rosie lent added weight to...
Riots in London | MetaFilter →
Riots have broken out in the Tottenham area of London Saturday night after a protest over a fatal police shooting on Thursday. A double-decker bus and several police cars have been set on fire, and one policeman is said to be in hospital. Shops have been looted, and several buildings have been set on fire. BBC and Sky News camera crews have moved away from the scene for safety reasons, but LBC...
Martin Luther King said ‘a riot is the language of the unheard’. The...– Tottenham: ‘This is what you get – fire’ | Red Pepper blog | Red Pepper