Happy International Worker’s Day!
Books and Reading
Speculative Fiction Showcase Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for April 29, 2022.
Nicola Griffith’s new book Spear is out. I’m looking forward to reading it.
Cartoons, Comics, and Humor
Bizarro – Wayno’s weekly post of the week’s Bizarro cartoons.
This Modern World – “Masks On”
Tom Gauld – Doesn’t seem to be a single home for Gauld. Appears in New Scientist and Guardian (and probably elsewhere).
Columns and Essays
Harriet Tubman was a total badass.
Free Will Astrology – All signs; April 28, 2022.
“They say a thing is holy if it makes you hold your tongue,” muses a character in John Crowley’s fantasy novel Engine Summer, speaking of the difference between his culture and another. “But we say a thing is holy if it makes you laugh.”
Secondhand Songs – Search engine for cover songs.
I assume you already have your preferred news source(s). Here are news sources I use to supplement my news diet.
Wonkette – I love the cursing and share their love of Molly Ivins.
Popular Information – independent investigative journalism.
WikiNews – Wikipedia has a news page. It can be kind of hit or miss, but I always use it when I’m following a big breaking news story.
Wikipedia Post of the Week
“The May Pamphlet is a collection of six anarchist essays written and published by Paul Goodman in 1945. Goodman discusses the problems of living in a society that represses individual instinct through coercion. He suggests that individuals resist such conditions by reclaiming their natural instincts and initiative, and by “drawing the line”, an ideological delineation beyond which an individual should refuse to conform or cooperate with social convention. While themes from The May Pamphlet—decentralization, peace, social psychology, youth liberation—would recur throughout his works, Goodman’s later social criticism focused on practical applications rather than theoretical concerns.”
(100 Days of Blogging: Post 091 of 100)