Wednesday, July 25, 2007


1:30 PM, me and my committee in a room. Three PhDs enter, four PhDs leave... with any luck.

A word of gratitude to J.K. Rowling for providing some much-needed distraction this past weekend (both book #7 and movie #5). People disparage and dismiss the Harry Potter books, and it's true that they're hardly beyond criticism either as writing or as cultural-capitalist phenomena. But every artist who contributes an entire world for imagination-starved people to wander in deserves, I think, our thanks.

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