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BEAUTIFUL BOOKSHOPS? NO THANKS!

That's the title—somewhat overstated, but effective at grabbing the reader's attention—of a recent Guardian essay by Rick Gekoski. He mentions a post by Sarah Crown presenting the "most beautiful" bookshops she knows, then continues:Such a shop is intended to offer an experience so thoroughgoing it might be described as organic, in which the environment is as booky as the books, and one is comprehensively immersed in the pleasures of being and reading.
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Nashville: Still There

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (5 years ago)

A reader writes: Just want to say thanks so much for mentioning Nashville yesterday. I know there's a lot of other stuff going on right now that news outlets are choosing to cover but we really do need the attention,... Read Post

Caturday: Jake's keeping your backups safe and warm

Technology Industry News / Apple : The Unofficial Apple Weblog (14 hours ago)

Want to keep your backups safe, secure and warm? Then hire Jake, this beautiful black cat belonging to TUAW reader Mike Hoffman, to sit atop your Time Capsule. We're sure that he's probably not even sure of his guardian role; Jake p... Read Post

Two Idioms.

Academics / Linguistics : Language Hat (4 hours ago)

I’ve recently had my attention drawn to two idioms, an ambiguous English one and an opaque Russian one: 1) Punching above one’s weight. Harley Cahen wrote me as follows: I just stumbled upon your remarkable and effective 2002 demoli... Read Post


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