Eugene Volokh punningly points out “The Russian Influence on American Law” (the comments are amusing too).
BookFox: “Odd Calls for Submissions”
On a slightly different tack, Sven Birkert gives us “Reading in a Digital Age” a somewhat lengthy piece in which he tries to explain what novels do for him and why they are the opposite of internet reading. A quote:
“What—I ask it again—what has been the point of my reading? One way for me to try to answer is to ask what I do retain. Honest answer? A distinct tonal memory, a conviction of having been inside an author’s own language world, and along with that some hard-to-pinpoint understanding of his or her psyche.”
“The Loitering Presence of the Rational Actor” (via Arts & Letters Daily)
Slate has a good article on “the sharpest, most inventive satirists working“, you know, the creators of South Park. It is a wickedly well-done show, for the most part.