Links for 9.20.08: Blink crash, Jay-Z’s label, Saramago’s movie…
by Josh Kimball
*Crash: DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were in a South Carolina plane crash on Friday that killed four people. They’re both being treated for burns and are in critical condition.
*Literature: Holy WTF?? Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author Jose Saramago’s “Blindness” is being made into a movie starring Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover and Sandra Oh. WTF? (I used to have sort of a thing for Saramago, and especially enjoyed his explorations of identity – and his own literary heritage, of course, through the channeling of Fernando Pessoa – in “The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis.”