– From K. Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant.
– Apparently someone at Sirius XM wanted to give me an unpaid internship based on what seems like a willful misreading of one of my columns.
– I’m incredibly happy to have stumbled across the young British writer Laurie Penny’s work. Check out her excellent piece “Fear of Flesh: An Anatomy of Modern Frigidity” in Mute Magazine, her post, “Youth politics and revolution,” and her blog Penny Red on the blog roll.
– A new joint-biography suggests Félix Guattari is owed a bit more credit for his part of Capitalism and Schizophrenia.
– I will be joining Andrew Seal of The Valve in reading John Dos Passos’s U.S.A. trilogy, or at least the second and third volumes I haven’t read yet. A good read for anyone interested in histories of leftist organizing in America.
– Some scientists diagnosed Darth Vader with borderline personality disorder. What’s the DSM-IV diagnosis for scientists who diagnose fictional characters?
– And for your musical pleasure, “Way Down,” a song about falling in love with Satan by DJ duo N.a.S.a. with Barbie Hatch, the RZA, and John Frusciante. H/t to my brother Zach.