Links of the week, 9/2/2011

As part of my new post-redesign effort to create a bloggier blog, I’m keeping track of some of the interesting things I read each week and posting links on Friday.

  • Sean and I visited the new section of the the High Line earlier this summer, and it’s just as lovely as The New York Review of Books says.
  • Amanda Marcotte’s musings on the nature of guilty pleasures are fascinating, rambling, and knowingly provocative (all typical for her).
  • I’m not entirely sure what to expect from expect from this multidisciplinary project from the Guggenheim, but I have tickets, and I’m looking forward to it! (They had me at Arvo Pärt.)
  • The smugly obtuse post by Sady Doyle that Alyssa Rosenberg is responding to here is hardly worth reading, but Rosenberg’s defense of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series is thoughtful, literate, and beautifully impassioned. (I’m still working my way through the series’s fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, but for what it’s worth, I’m definitely on Team Alyssa.)
  • Gus Mantel’s tumblr of gifs derived from classic movies is uneven but, at its best, eerie and gorgeous. (Via The Stranger.)

One Reply to “Links of the week, 9/2/2011”

  1. This will be a fun post to look forward to every week. I’ll have a good time working my way through your recommended links.


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