Gerry Canavan

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Miéville Explains It All

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Everyone knows there’s a catastrophe unfolding, that few can afford to live in their own city. It was not always so.

China Miéville vs. Apocalyptic London, and vs. Tintin.

Ah, intent. You unfalsifiable talisman of airy exoneration…

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March 1, 2012 at 7:50 am

Okay, a Few More

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Okay, a few more.

* Carteret Islands evacuated due to the islands’ sinking against rising sea level.

* Advantage Canavan: Joe Trippi says there’s no truth to the rumors that Edwards staffers had a secret plan to bring down the candidate.

* 90% of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest has been destroyed.

* My Pitches for Political-Satire Skits Playing on President Obama’s Foibles Keep Getting Shot Down. At McSweeney’s.

* Photographs by blind photographers.

* Life as a New Yorker writer, twittered. Read this version for chronological clarity.

* Raised by anthropologists: Profile of Ursula K. Le Guin.

* The fallacy of authorial intent: The director and writer of The Usual Suspects disagree on what happened in the film.