CRITICAL LINKING: The Most Read, January 8-14, 2012

The most read stories from the week that was…

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“The implication of these reviews isn’t that critics are terrified of female sexuality, but that they deem exploring ideas infinitely more important than exploring biological and/or emotional sensations, and are disturbed that at 15 years old, when the world ought to still be ripe with wonder, girls—or boys—might already be more interested in getting their rocks off.”

I think I have a new favorite column.

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“…absolutely nothing – says understated cool (always the coolest cool) like a well-thumbed copy of A Confederacy of Dunces.”

I haven’t found this to be true. Maybe I should cool it with the “Hot dogs, ladies” though.

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“The students who come out of school without jobs aren’t, for the most part, starry-eyed liberal arts majors but rather people who thought a degree in business, graphic design or nursing was a practical, job-oriented credential.”

That’s because starry-eyed liberal majors will work for peanuts in the arts.

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“But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who owns an iPad or its Android equivalent, there’s no need to wait. You can make the switch from Amazon to indie e-books right now, and do your part in the coming year to keep your town or city a more bookish place.”

Shop local, now from your couch.

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“Blogs have an ephemeral quality to them yet some of the best writing is on blogs.”

Hear, hear.

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