Salon has an interesting article on a number of books that will really teach us how to read a novel!Â The article is written by Tom Lutz — a professor at UC Riverside — and he really does a nice job of surveying both the academic constipation of endless literary criticism and those â€œrebelsâ€ who profess to save us from such pomposity.
If you havenâ€™t been in an English department for the past 15 years, you may have missed the ongoing battle between the old guard of who defend â€œThe Canon of Great Books,â€ and those whose careers are made by leveling critiques at said â€œcanonâ€ with words that most people would never weave into a conversation (â€œHeterotopiaâ€ anyone?). Anyway, Lutz does a better job that I doÂ writing about this stuff, and the article is well worth reading.Â Click HERE for the fun!
The second thing is the rock roundtable over at Kurtâ€™s Krap. This week, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, and The Black Crowes get the once over twice by an ever-expanding groups of music bloggers (including yours truly).Â
Next up: A non-RIAA Mix Six for Friday!