The Washington Post has a story on the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Oh, those sweet-talking Brits:
Doris Lessing was out grocery shopping near her home in London yesterday when the Swedish Academy announced she had won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature. She returned from the store to find a media circus, the wire services reported.
Too bad Chris Crocker and his not-fake crying and serious glitter eyeshadow didn't bother You Tubing a video about leaving poor James Frey alone a year ago. Oh well - just watch this and replace "Britney" with "James." So yeah, we thought we were over it but we're not. This week the Observer weighs in on Frey-gate and we can't turn away.
It's NOT okay.
We're really grouchy now. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution has fired longtime book editor Teresa Weaver and threatens to eliminate its book review section completely. Demoralizing beyond words? You bet. Sign a petition to protest the AJC's dim-witted move here. The Critical Mass blog has more on the subject.