Two things. One, this page of This American Life podcasts, all of which have Shalom Auslander on them. I am pleased, it will keep me going after I have finished Hope: A Tragedy and feel the gaping hole of a loved book, finished.
Two. This week I had my woman-mind broken and put back together again by some music. When you return home to jiffy bags stuffed with CD promos and breathless press releases every day it is easy to become jaded. But I would be lying if I did not say that occasionally - just occasionally - a song comes along which snags at the firmament of your very being. POWERFUL songs.
Anyway, my students played it to me - they had created it in class when someone needed a piece of music so they could practice some engineering technique or other. One of them was reading New Scientist, so they wrote a song with found text lyrics from an article. If you are sure and think you are ready, you can play it above. It is called Sexual Newt.