Holiday Weekend Links
One of these days, after I'm back from the holiday weekend, I'll write begin posting here more regularly. (Reviews of the new Shrek and Spider-Man movies are on their way, along with some posts on history and politics.) Until then, though, here are some links:
- Coming someday to a theater near you: lots of movies about Boadicea, the Iceni leader Hollywood hopes will turn out to be like "Braveheart with a bra."
- In The Washington Post, a Clinton biographer describes the experience of reading Clinton's autobiography, and Jamin Raskin reviews Cass Sunstein's new book on FDR"s "Second Bill of Rights."
- Cass Sunstein reviews James Surowiecki's new book on "the wisdom of crowds" for The New Republic.
- The New York Review of Books looks at Roy Strong's new book on feasting, while Bookforum features a Sarah Kerr review of Craig Seligman's new book on Sontag and Kael.
- The Washington Times describes an 1879 visit to Ireland by Ulysses Grant.
- Simon Sebag Montefiore compares Stalin and Saddam Hussein in this New York Times op-ed piece (with some nice anecdotes, but nothing very deep or significant content-wise.)
- The Times Literary Supplement describes the dangers of "geeks bearing scripts" in this brief article on the movie Troy.
- The Guardian discusses Louis Menand's criticism of Lynne Truss.
Posted by Ed at July 3, 2004 03:53 PM