Songs Inspired by Literature

“We use music as a vehicle to engage, inspire and reinforce the magic of literature and the power of reading. We have launched an awareness and outreach campaign for one of this country’s most critical problems: adults who cannot read or write.” From the Chapter One benefit CD for “Artists for Literacy”: Bruce Springsteen – “The Ghost of Tom Joad” Inspired by John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath David…

Forget AOL — Google will Bring Blogging to the Next Level

Dan Gillmor’s column reports that Google has purchased Blogging Company Pyra, which means that Google is becoming the AOLTimeWarner of the Internet. So far, I’ve been happy with whatever Google has done… but think about it — I search the web with Google, I search Usenet with Google, I read the news with Google, and now (while I won’t swtich to Pyra for my blogging software) potentially millions of bloggers…