Critical Linking

Critical Linking: February 29, 2012


“Every day she was very productive,” he said. “She was working on two books and had been doing illustrations until the day before she passed away.”

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears.


The opera that Renée Fleming, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s creative consultant, has chosen for the company’s new commission is a tale of terrorism and intrigue with an American opera star as the central character, a figure widely believed to be based upon Fleming herself.

Whoa…an opera based on Patchett’s Bel Canto, which is about opera. Take that, space-time continuum.


Staffed by volunteers and stocked with donations from patrons and townspeople, the store has so far been a successful venture, generating more than $6,500 in its first 14 weeks By contrast, the library’s twice-annual book sale nets about $6,500 a year, Molloy said. The money pays for library programs such as film screenings, cooking demonstrations, and puppet shows.

Way to bury the lede….library book sales fund puppet shows? I would pay to prevent puppet shows from occurring.


“But Comic Heroes editor Jes Bickham said it was “no surprise” that Batman came in at No 1 as the character, created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, was, “quite simply, the coolest and most interesting superhero ever created”.

Always been a Wolverine guy myself. All of the cool, none of the haberdashery.