Here are some other good sites that have made their way into my favorites bar:
- Roald Dahl Fans - This is a real good fansite. People who haven't read Mr. Dahl's work but only know of him by reputation may not realize his embrace of the macabre. For instance, his take on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
- New additions to the blogroll include Minipundit, The Panopticist, Majikthise, Search Engine Watch, Mother Tongue Annoyances, and Andrew Sullivan. (I have been familiar with Mr. Sullivan's work since back in the day, before blogging, through his C-Span appearances. His omission from the sidebar was mere oversight on my part.) One of these days I might organize my blogroll links by topic. Or should I? Part of me kind of likes their semi-randomness.
- The Blowhards pointed out this interview with Blair Tindall about her book Mozart in the Jungle. It occurs to me that even though I finished it over a month ago I still haven't posted what I thought about it other than just saying I liked it. Well you know what? Sometimes it just takes me a while to get to things. BTW, Ms. Tindall is among those featured in Beauty in Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Hottest Women in Classical Music.
- Amba pointed out After the Future: Eschatological Ruminations on Culture and Politics.
- This is the homepage of the Will Durant Foundation. If you ever have a little time to spare, you can check out Will and Ariel Durant's 11-volume opus The Story of Civilization -- I'll have to check the total page count and get back w/you later, but I'm guessing it to be around 7500 total? I read the first volume several years ago, and as I just said, sometimes it takes me a while to get things finished. Here's an interesting claim (keep in mind, the source is not objective): His first book, The Story of Philosophy (1926), is credited as the work that launched Simon & Schuster as a major publishing force and that introduced more people to the subject of philosophy than any other book before or since. If you don't have time for the 7500+ pages this weekend, here are a bunch of articles penned by the Durants.
- Various articles from Filmosophy.
- A summary of S.I. Hayakawa's Language in Thought and Action. This book was the main text used in one of my favorite college classes, and it opened up to me whole new ways of thinking about language, words, and communication.