Time has released their list of the best blogs of 2010
. [more inside]
"I went and saw Iron Man 2
today, pretty good, I read Anathem
too, yeah, not bad, I think, and I finally managed to work though those last two seasons of The Wire
": few personal cultural blogs are interesting. with hidden noise
is different. The blog of Dan Visel of the Institute for the Future of the Book
, it covers, regularly and in depth, reading material that's genuinely fascinating and often surprising — and he actually cares, seriously, about culture.
Some of the books covered include Nicholson Baker's U and I
, Aeschylus' The Oresteia
, Jean-Philippe Toussaint's Self-Portrait Abroad
and Donald Barthelme's Paradise
. (Also, his immortal review
of ulillillia's The Legend of the Ten Elemental Masters
, though it's not on this particular blog cannot be missed.)
is an insightful, well-written blog dedicated to Japanese culture, books, current affairs, news, sex, random images and observations of life, as seen through the eyes of an English expat living in Tokyo.
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