Monday’s Margins: Christopher Hitchens, Hugo Award Nominees, Roger Ebert, Daniel Okrent

Martin Amis hails the peerless intelligence and rhetorical ingenuity of his exceptional friend, Christopher Hitchens: “He’s one of the most terrifying rhetoricians the world has seen.”

Robert Ebert finally wins New Yorker cartoon caption contest.

Also, on Ebert’s blog, he wonders, “Does anyone want to be ‘well-read’?”

Galleycat offers Free Samples of the 2011 Hugo Award Nominees

New on Identity Theory:

-Robert Birnbaum interviews Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

-“Public Enemy”: An excerpt from a historical fiction novel about Vachel Lindsay

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