July 22, 2012

A Snapshot in Time

This is for myself when I will be looking back five years from now.

Here are a few of the to-read links open now on my browser.

This was the week in which Rajesh Khanna died.
Our lives are measured more in deaths than in births.
Endings are more poignant than beginnings. Why is that?
http://virsanghvi.com/CounterPoint-ArticleDetail.aspx?ID=815

A Paris Review Art of Fiction Interview with Aldous Huxley.
http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4698/the-art-of-fiction-no-24-aldous-huxley

A review of Pankaj Mishra's From The Ruins of Empire in The Guardian.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jul/19/from-ruins-empire-pankaj-mishra-review


The always-gripping personal memoir of living with cancer.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-07-20/brian-mansfield-semicolon-life-cancer-2/56346980/1?sf5190113=1

A Paris Review Art of Humour Interview with Woody Allen.
http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1550/the-art-of-humor-no-1-woody-allen

A strange tale of a billionaire and drugs and death from London.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/13/eva-rausing-story-white-noise-age?newsfeed=true

This was also the week when the Higgs boson was discovered.
http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/The-Goddamn-Particle

Steven Weinberg on the Higgs.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/opinion/weinberg-why-the-higgs-boson-matters.html?pagewanted=all

A profile of Rachel Maddow from Rolling Stone.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/rachel-maddows-quiet-war-20120627?page=2

And a gripping Matt Taibibi tale from Rolling Stone.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620

Couple more interviews from The Paris Review.
Gore Vidal.
http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3917/the-art-of-fiction-no-50-gore-vidal#.T7uz9R56Uyk.twitter

Ezra Pound.
http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4598/the-art-of-poetry-no-5-ezra-pound#.T9YKZPtuoNk.twitter 

It goes without saying -- I always fall behind in reading and these items keep piling.

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