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Highlights from two years ago:

  • Three People Better as the Voice of Aslan than Liam Neeson

1.  Mike Clarke Duncan

2.  Sam Elliott

3. Scarlett Johansson

Shortlisted: Jim Earl Jones, John Malkovich, Hugo Weaving

  • Three People Worse as the Voice of Aslan than Liam Neeson

1. Kevin Spacey

2. Sam L. Jackson

3. Jackie Chan

Shortlist: Ewan McGregor, Jack Black, Chris Tucker

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Killer Cars : a song by Radiohead

Listen to Joanna Newsom’s album “Have One On Me” here.

Download a song from Joanna Newsom’s new album here.

Buy the album (out on Tuesday) here.

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From the September Notebook of Robert Hass :

He found that it was no good trying to tell
what happened that day. Everything he said
seemed fictional the moment that he said it,
the rain, the scent of her hair, what she said
as she was leaving, and why it was important
for him to explain that the car had been parked
under eucalyptus on a hillside, and how velvety
and blurred the trees looked through the windshield;
not, he said, that making fictions might not be
the best way of getting at it, but that nothing he said
had the brute, abject, unassimilated quality
of a wounding experience: the ego in any telling
was already seeing itself as a character, and a character,
he said, was exactly what he was not at that moment,
even as he kept wanting to explain to someone,
to whomever would listen, that she had closed the door
so quietly and so firmly that the beads of rain
on the side window didn’t even quiver.

Impromptu : J. Allyn Rosser

Robert Bly gives a doxology for the world in Living at the End of Time.

Tourist : Sam Willits

Clive James scolds everyone around him with A Perfect Market.

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