First things first, Some Blogger related Headlines
which is related to the following headline
"city ordinance likely to choke local bloggers' right to write freely about politics"
The term 'chill' is used in the law to refer to describe a limitation on free speech and expression, due to the fear of persecution. (we know a lot about 'chilling effect' here)
A revealing article about a blogger at the white house press briefing.
"8 million online diaries as of March 21, up from 100,000 just two years ago. A new blog is created every 7.4 seconds. That adds up to 12,000 new blogs a day, 275,000 posts a day and 10,800 updates an hour. "
Something interesting has hit the internet-A progressive media site that has video and audio content that you can browse and also add to..it's called commonbits.org I just watched an anti-landmine commercial that CNN and others have refused to show...
Several high profile deaths this week...the Pope, Prince Ranier of Monaco and Saul Bellow...
The one I'm interested in is the last one...
Philip Roth said: "The backbone of 20th-century American literature has been provided by two novelists - William Faulkner and Saul Bellow" Guardian
He won the Nobel Prize for Humboldt's Gift .
Some older articles about him (including his contemporaries Norman Mailer, Philip Roth and others):
Twilight of the Old Goats from Salon
Bellow's Gift from NYRB
Japanese Trains now have a women only section, because there was a big problem during morning rush hour with women getting fondled...guys, really?