The Franklin Public Library's Summer Reading Program for Grownups may have ended, but Peter Greene's Venangoland Book Club continues with an entry on Rising Tide.
The NYTimes checks in with the Linesville carp (which BTW would make a great band or minor league sports name. You heard it hear first. Patent Pending.)
Jeannette Eyerly, one of the first YA writers to deal with themes like unwanted pregnancy, alcoholism and drugs has died. She wrote, among many others, The Girl Inside (coping with death) and Angel Baker, Thief (shoplifting).
The revolutionary Pakistani poet Ahmed Faraz, whose name is synonymous in South Asia with modern Urdu poetry, has died.
Are professional music critics losing their clout?
Google explains its new browser through a Scott McCloud comic.
Pittsburgh's Underground Chicken Movement.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette takes a look at Oakland's forgotten amusement park, Luna PArk.
While in New York State, I stocked up on beverages that I can't get around here because of the insane no direct shipping policy of the PLCB. The Wine Spectator attempts to unravel the mess.
35 Places To Download Free, Legal MP3s
Free and Legal Downloads:
Mogwai Live at First Avenue on September 30, 2003
Patterson Hood and the Screwtopians Live at Marta Plaza