And long ago somebody left with the cup

Fans of the band Cake might be able to tell us why, but it always bothered me that the video for the song “Going the Distance,” which seemed tailor-made for some car-on-car action, didn’t feature even a snippet of automotive visuals. Fortunately, in this YouTube age, there are plenty of people willing to correct that […]

Kurt Vonnegut’s Saab Story

I was happy to see in The New York Times last weekend that the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library opened recently – though not quite as thrilled to learn that I’d have to trek out to Vonnegut’s hometown, Indianapolis, Indiana, to visit. Vonnegut’s 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle was heavily influenced by the author’s work as a […]