September 15, 2003

Sometimes, I feel I gotta get away

* Wired reviews David Foster Wallace's new book, Everything and More: A Compact History of ?‡, which chronicles the mathematical concept of infinity, from the ancient Greeks to Georg Cantor, the 19th-century German mathematician who blew the subject wide open by showing not only that infinity exists but that there are an infinite number of infinites.

* Steve Almond is guesting this week at Bookslut.

* The High Numbers, a new poem by David Berman

* Federal Appeals Court postponed California's Oct. 7 gubernatorial recall election, ruling Monday that the historic vote cannot proceed because some votes would be cast using outmoded punch-card ballot machines

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