Theodore Dalrymple's excellent essay on the decaying English character is here.
The heroes of Mumbai.
Caitlin Flanagan in the Atlantic explores why teenage girls (like Minks) love Twilight.
Sullivan & Ambinder on blogging.
NY Times' best books of 2008. Happy to see that Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri shows up on many such lists.
And this one is for my beloved, a life-long, devoted fan of the bedtime White Russian.
A heart-warming tale of Tinkerbell, the pet sheep.