One of the best interviews with Stoppard I've ever read. Do the words still come as easily? ‘All the good bits are subconscious — they truly are. It’s one of those things maybe writers like to say of themselves or say of their trade, but it’s very seldom that you sit down knowing pretty much … Continue reading Stoppard in the Spectator
“Beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all.”
In reality, every reader, while he is reading, is the reader of his own self. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument, which he offers to the reader to permit him to discern what, without the book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.Every time I read.
The death of the contemporary forms of social order ought to gladden rather than trouble the soul. Yet what is frightening is that what the departing world leaves behind it is not an heir but a pregnant widow Between the death of the one and the birth of the other, much water will flow by, … Continue reading Alexander Herzen
The Forward has published a version of this story here: http://bit.ly/mikvaandbris This is the original which starts out with a bit more color from Madison. A couple of weeks ago, I was having a second breakfast at Madison’s Willy Street Co-op and Joe joined me at my table. Joe is a carpenter I know … Continue reading One Small Cut. Just a Drop of Blood.
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If you have an Android cellphone or mobile device, there’s a good chance you can use it to listen to live FM radio! That might not seem like news for someone who streams radio stations, but what we’re talking about here is actually listening to FM radio over the FM spectrum because there might be … Continue reading The Hidden FM Chip in Your Android