Abingdon Square

by Maria Irine Fornes. I read a book on modern American theater earlier, with an emphasis on the legacy of Gertrude Stein, and it reminded me that I never had read anything by Fornes. Unfortunately, this was the only play of hers that I could find in the Berkeley Doe library. I say unfortunately because after reading it I want to read more of her plays.
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Yarrr!

According to the BBC, piracy is on the rise in the South Seas:

Indonesia suffered 50 attacks, although the figure was lower than the 64 reported in the first half of last year. “It was also the location where the greatest violence was experienced, with many of the pirates armed with guns and knives,” the IMB said.

The question is, did the pirates have their knives between their teeth?

Seriously though, this is terrible. I blame Disney.

UPDATE: For a real serious take on it, Kuro5hin has more details.

US House and Open Access

From ScienceNow:

And in a surprise move, a U.S. House committee has recommended that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) post its grantees’ papers on a free Internet site. Scientific societies and for-profit publishers were stunned by the language, which they say would drive traditional journals out of business.

This sounds like good news, but we’ll see if it makes it past the House (=cutting room) floor.

For more information on open access publishing, check out the Open Access News Blog.