Odd? Norman Mailer in The American Conservative on "why he is a Left-Conservative."
We've tried everything else, so maybe porn can establish peace in the Middle East (don't worry, safe link).
Follow-up: Why I Turned Pepys' Diary Into a Weblog.
One of the geekiest things I've ever seen: Minneapolis Trekies have created an entire episode of Star Trek that looks remarkably like the original series.
Times: New York's Best Traffic Cop.
Advocate: Top 10 Gayest Moments on TV in 2002.
Metafilter has a post about Chuck's Times Mag piece comparing the deaths of Dee Dee Ramone and Robbin Crosby. I got plastered with Chuck three nights in a row last weekend and not once did we argue about the balance of populism and criticism, but he did say Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, his next book, a series of essays about junk culture, will be out this summer.