March Is Modernist Cuisine Month: Nathan Myhrvold announced today that his new cookbook--a six-volume, 2400-page endeavor--will be moving out from a December release to March of next year. (Our take? It's well worth the wait.)
Unlike: I guess my beef with the news that the New Oxford American Dictionary now includes text- and IM- lexicon is that all those acronyms seem like they would be 1) discernible in context, and 2) not words, but shorthand for words. Is shorthand the new language? LMK.
Now's the time to listen: Having just heard Jonathan Franzen read from Freedom this week, I'm reminded that there's a very unique pleasure in listening to a book as it's read to you. If you've never tried audiobooks before, take a look at Audible.com's great low-risk offer for a free 30-day trial that gets you two free digital audiobook downloads of your choosing.
"Dead people’s stuff, the stuff we’re all made of." Rob Sheffield wrote about music and memory for Paper Cuts recently, contributing a playlist which--as is true with everything he writes--is incredibly fun to read and has reminded me of the fun one he did for us this summer for Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. I think you can cruise around to it any old time, though I guess it's still summer somewhere (just not here, or Brooklyn.)