last updated: Fri Oct 11 14:21:15 2019
- Hong Kong protesters taking to the streets ahead of PRC National Day. Free Hong Kong.
- Habeas corpus "recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful."
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (ねじまき鳥クロニクル Nejimakitori Kuronikuru)
- Kenzaburō Ōe: harsh critic of Murakami
- I read Elmore Leonard's first four Westerns (Last Stand at Saber River, Hombre, Valdez is Coming, Forty Lashes Less One) over the summer. One even inspired my first Irish coffee. I didn't want to forget to write something about each of them. Last Stand features Confederates, Union men and strong willed women. The very notion of a Confederate hero now is unthinkable. Hombre is a great stagecoach drama starring a half breed Native American hero with an austere outlook on life and race. Valdez is Coming stars an uncompromising Valdez with a dark past forced out of his docile life of repentance; a Mexican-American hero our times are crying for. Forty Lashes Less One two minority heroes display resolve and magnanimity lacking in central white characters.
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