Friday morning various
- Scott Horton was not impressed with Eric Holder’s speech about drone assassinations.
- Slate’s explainer on the decline in number of Klan “chapters” is one of the silliest things I’ve read on Slate. Typical sentence: ”Young racists tend to think of the Klan as their grandfathers’ hate group, and of its members as rural, uneducated, and technologically unsophisticated.”
- According to this map, the Mitt Romney-associated superpac has already spent over $500K attacking Santorum. I’ve not seen the ads myself, but then, as I previously suggested, I’m not exactly their target audience.
- The Paris Review blog had a nice piece on Eudora Welty’s house and garden.
- Marc Smirnoff of the Oxford American is really, really pissed off about Garden and Gun magazine and just finally had to vent.
- Going through the New York Times online morgue of decades of unpublished photographs, the LIvely Morgue, has been on my todo-list for days and I’ve still not got around to it.
- Janet Maslin really liked R.J. Smith’s new James Brown biography, and pretty much convinces me to read it.
- National Park archivists at the Edison labs are still cataloguing unlabeled cylinder recordings, and have come up with recordings of Otto von Bismark and Helmuth von Moltke, who was born in 1800 a couple of months before the end of the 18th century. He was recorded at age 90. You can listen to the recordings online.