Monday, August 11, 2008

Kudos and Concerns


Random House Pulls Book About Muhammad's Wife
from NPR Topics: Authors
The reasons for this are just a bit scary. Of course no one wants to insult another's religious beliefs. Do we also want to stop the free discussion of ideas? Why pull this one when Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses was universally defended? Puzzling. Those of you out in Libraryschoolland might find a good topic for a paper in this one.

See also:
The Jewel of Medina is Now On Sale - No, Wait. Nevermind.
from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

One Man, One Year, One Mission: Read The OED
from NPR Topics: Authors
We're all about reading here and we, for some, are glad to see this man safely on his way!

Experts Uncover A Painting Van Gogh Covered Up
from NPR Topics: Arts & Culture
The question that remains is this: How can we view both at once?

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