1. We don't hear enough about cartoonist Jules Feiffer
these days, so this interview is a nice refresher. (Via Slut
, who was also sick, sick, sick
, will never go out of style. However, the Hamlet
currently running at New York City's Shakespeare in the Park got a terrible New York Times review
. My favorite recent Hamlet
was right here
3. Richard Hell, who is not sick, sick, sick
but is often mistaken as such, has collaborated with Christopher Wool on a new poetry project called Perpenilsis
. They'll be at the Strand
in New York City on Wednesday, June 25.
4. Latter-day Beat writer Charles Plymell, who is also not sick, sick, sick
, is interviewed at a blog titled Even for the Hipsters, Hustlers and Highjivers
. Damn straight.
5. Check out the good people -- Samantha Hunt, Joyce Carol Oates, Tommy Chong, a tribute to Jason Shinder -- who'll be reading at Bryant Park
in midtown Manhattan.
6. The Loss of Hope and Love
blog offers "daily cut-up poetry".
7. The irascible Roger Kimball on criticismism
The first thing to notice about the vogue for “critical thinking” is that it tends to foster not criticism but what one wit called “criticismism”: the “ism” or ideology of being critical, which, like most isms, turns out to be a parody or betrayal of the very thing it claims to champion.
The above does appear, however, to be the best sentence in the article.
8. Frank Wilson asks
: will bloggers care that the Associated Press is announcing strict rules about online quotation? I can answer that very quickly. No.
9. I agree with Chad Post about the "New Classics"
. It's gotta get better than this.
10. Sign and Sight
has discovered a new explanation for Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot
-- but you have to read French to understand the explanation (via Scott McLemee
Sick, sick, sick.