Entries from February 2011

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Barnes & Noble Nook: I Got Took

The reason that I bought the Barnes & Noble Nook Color e-book reader was that it seemed to provide an ample catalog of the kinds of books that I read (including scholarly books) and more important, that it seemed, in comparison to another reader that I’d used and other readers that I’d reviewed, more facile […]

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Republicon Scott Walker “Stinged”

Remember when right-wingnuts did a sting on Acorn (Andrew Breitbart’s agents posing as a pimp and ‘ho)? Remember when they tried the same sting recently on Planned Parenthood? Well, turnabout is fair play. Or, to quote the Bard: Hoist on their own petard. Ian Murphy of Buffalo Beast called up Gov. Scott Walker, posing as wealthy […]

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

It’s All About Me-moir

Several years ago at a gay writers conference, Dorothy Allison suggested that no one under 35 should publish a memoir, to which Jim Grimsley added: “Yeah, and only then if they’ve actually done something.” I found that amusing because a young acquaintance of mine had recently published a memoir of his early queer years, and […]