Recreational Reading


I have recently reread John Updike's Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; and Rabbit is Rich; and have read Rick Perlstein's Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America. I am now reading James Miller's Democracy is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago and Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint. On deck: John Updike's Rabbit at Rest.

Music


A link to my favorite online radio station, 3WK, is
here. This usually gets my vote for greatest rock 'n' roll song of all time. Other days, I pick this. Now in heavy rotation on my boom box and office computer: 10,000 Maniacs' Our Time In Eden, Nico Frozen Warnings (which consists of her albums The Marble Index and Desertshore, plus lots of extras). Check Nico out here with a great cover by John Cale here.

Movies


Best movies I have seen recently: Double Indemnity and once.

Philosophy



I am currently reading Crispin Sartwell's Six Names of Beauty. I'm also reading material on freedom and autonomy, including Harry Frankfurt's "Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person, " Journal of Philosophy 68 (1971): pp. 5-20.

An excellent philosophy site is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, here.