I should be scribbling away on my preface-essay (and Saturday’s sermon), so for now, I’ll offer mostly just these links:

Zoe Williams of the Guardian explains, “No, it’s not ironic.”

The falcons are back in Evanston.

Elvis Costello’s list of 500 essential albums — I’m chuffed to observe how consistently his taste matches mine, though I’m not patient and well-informed enough to know and appreciate the full jazz and “classical” repertoires he cites.

This will be handy for some people who use YouTube and Google Video, where I spent some time watching old-school music videos yesterday.

Oh, and we went to see that movie yesterday; it was better, we thought, than the book — though still intensely problematic in numerous ways.

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