: ZDF, the German network, webcasts interviews with authors aplenty from the Frankfurt Book Fair, some auf Englisch. Here’s Jonathan Franzen‘s interview. It’s amazing that he is every bit as self-absorbed as his writing has become. He’s a word nerd.
The age of ambivalence
: Some wise words from New York Times film critic A.O. Scott today that happen to be about Michael Moore’s new movie — but could be about the blogosphere itself, about not saying the obvious thing (as in, the obvious bloggers’ obvious — and thus dull — responses to gun control news or Jimmy Carter’s Nobel or Iraq votes):
The most disappointing