Links for 6.23.09: Gay Warcraft, free prose, Bogan’s poetry, sexy execs…
by Josh Kimball
*Books: Just how free? The Virginia Quarterly finds that Wired’s Chris Anderson pulled a bunch of his verbiage from Wikipedia and other sources without attribution. Jacob Silverman (in the comments): “Those who are at the vanguard of online media, who are trying to fashion new ways of assessing intellectual property, like Anderson, have a special responsibility to act ethically and responsibly. It seems he did not.” Anderson offers a response, and has a lot of defenders in the comments.
*Concerts: Pitchfork does the Take Away Shows thing – a thing which is now a gimmick, but is a gimmick that I still love – with Cemetery Gates, a concert series set in a graveyard chapel.
*Criticism: Sexy Executives is a blog that critiques executive head shots. “Looks weak. You’d quite happily talk over any points he tried to raise at the weekly Monday morning strategy meet.”
*Games: It’s Gay Pride Week on the Proudmoore Server in World of Warcraft. This is the kind of phenomenon that delights me in its cultural twists and turns.
*Poetry: WHO COULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS FABULOUS EXAMINATION OF THE LOUISE BOGAN POEM “A TALE”??