Friday, October 2

Bookish: Colliding Cosmos (5#) -

Academic Disaster Readiness,
Depressed Robots and Culture in Kabul . . .

Duly noted even Across the Pond, The University of Florida removed an online link to a disaster recovery exercise involving an attack by zombies. But don't panic, because The Miami Herald has come to your rescue with the link. I haven't checked it out myself, so you're on your own with this one: PDF Alert!

# Cult Fiction: On Oct 12th, And Another Thing is expected to debut. Jenny Turner writes a nostalgic piece about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and wonders whether that world can be updated to our era.

# A portrait of Afghani media mogul Saad Mohseni.

# New York Magazine's Boris Kachka gives us a roundup of new Literary Memoirs from Michael Chabon and others.