April 12, 2004

Random Links

Posted by Ed

Here are some random links to tide you over until I have time to write something more substantive:

  • In the TLS, Susan Sontag discusses the works of Victor Serge.
  • Atlantic Unbound interviews Scott Stossel (who was one of my editors back when I worked at The American Prospect) about his new biography of Sargent Shriver.
  • In The New Yorker, Ben McGrath profiles Aaron Magruder (of "Boondocks" fame) and Jim Holt looks at the history of joke collections.
  • In The New York Times, Edward Rothstein asks whether Stalin helped make Shostakovich's music better.
  • Does "what if" history push a right-wing agenda? The Guardian discusses this question. (I got the link from Butterflies and Wheels; I may discuss the article later.)
  • Gary Shteyngart muses about the Russian language in The Three Penny Review.

More later?

Posted by Ed at April 12, 2004 01:14 PM

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