Wednesday, December 30, 2009
My Best of the Noughtie-List List:
The Decade that Shrank the Mega-Novel
The Best Fiction of the Millennium (Pros Versus Readers)
When TV Became Art
Top Horror Films of the Decade
Ten Most Significant Visual Artists
Best Book Covers of the Decade
Best Comics of the Decade
The Decade in Poetry
The Decade in Words
5 Life Lessons Learned from Ladies of 00's Teen Films
Monday, December 28, 2009
My favorite part of the interview:
Journal Star: Describe some of the lessons that you learned from different people, maybe even just beyond the lessons of the recession's impact, kind of life lessons, I guess.
Bruggeman: A lot of these small towns, they don't have big movie theaters, art houses, Broadway plays, all the things that people in big cities depend on to entertain themselves after they get off of work. They find happiness in the smaller things in life. I really learned from that that it's more than just the entertainment values of the latest craze of the Internet that make people happy. Sometimes it's family, friends, the home you live in and the dogs you raise, to even crops, just being a farmer and having land that you raised by your hands is something that makes them happy and that's what they live by.
Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q Street,
Lincoln, NE 68588-0214.
The gallery is free and open to the public
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Vladimir Nabokov: Men who use words like ‘dubious’ and ‘tenacity’.
Friedrich Nietzsche: Sommeliers.
Cormac McCarthy: Men who don’t eat cream cheese.
Which one are you? (I tried stereotyping myself, but I couldn't pick my favorite from the list!)
Friday, December 4, 2009
P.S. The PSR blog is going to go on hiatus for the next two weeks, so we can deal with tests and papers. We'll return after finals are over (when I've stopped having nightmares about Chaucer and the French subjunctive).