Friday, February 03, 2006

Arts & Letters Daily, Death Metal, and Cookie Monster

One of my favorite websites for interesting cultural and intellectual articles is Arts & Letters Daily. Check out the Wall Street Journal piece that connects nihilistic death-metal vocals to Sesame Street's Cookie monster. Or the helpful European links to the Islamic outrage over the Danish cartoons. Or philosopher Martha Nussbaum's article in The Chronicle of Higher Education arguing that moral values should be extended across "the species barrier" to animals. And check out the links on the left side of the home page that form one of the best collections of global newspapers, magazines, and blogs etc. I have seen.