Very interesting article in the sun about this book I read a while ago, Ali and Nino. The original author remained a mystery for quite some time until a recent new yorker article. It generally concerns baku at the time of the first world war and the russian revolution and also star-crossed lovers, east-west culture clashes and is generally an absolutely fascinating read.
Friday, July 27, 2001 ::: So I am trying the new template with the WPA angel-workers thing. Not too sure I like the color scheme entirely, as I don't like lavender and lime green links all the time. But I am quite enthralled with the WPA-looking stuff. and the little thing at the top. I was also considering the geodesic dome thing, but decided that it was a little visually distracting. I need to also update the sidebar, but all the tables make it a little difficult to indicate where to put that. More improvements to come, assuredly.
So I haven't really put up what I've been listening to recently. I go the Rufus Wainwright cd right when it came out and have been listening to it ever since. So amazing. Well-crafted. worth a listen. I also started listening to the only opera cd I have, Bizet's Carmen with Maria Callas. The opera I love and I am quite fascinated with the whole Callas life story, but I have heard better carmens, sorry to say. Oh, I also just got a supreme beings of leisure cd, which I happen rather to like, especially the first track.
It would seem that despite all their editorials on the matter, the new york times is not printing gay and lesbian wedding announcements. The logic, apparently is that they are not legally recognized as marriages in the U.S. So if someone gets married in Holland, do they get one then? I should certainly hope so.
Tuesday, July 17, 2001 ::: There was an article a while ago in the Atlantic Monthly about students at Princeton and a sort of general panicky what has become of our children kind of thing. Nonetheless, despite the somewhat overwrought alarm, I found it to be a fairly accurate depiction of elite university education in this day and age.
This particular site was a recent blog of note. The fact that someone TOOK NOTES while watching jerry springer is something I find truly odd. This does however, remind me of the days when I had cable and would watch talk soup. I haven't seen Aisha Tyler host yet, but I hear she's good. Simply loved Hal Sparks and am alled thrilled for him doing queer as folk now, which I haven't seen either, it being premium cable and thus doubly out of my viewing possibilities.