Although Laila Lalami of the Moorish Girl site told me very clearly that her column on the rise of ethnic authors and the depressing response to Monica Ali’s Brick Lane would appear at Moby Lives today, I forgot until just now, when I took a second swing by the Old Hag‘s site. (Column appears at the far left of the Moby Lives front page.)
The forecast at MaudNewton.com for the rest of the week: more ball-dropping.
Seriously, I won’t be offended if you all stay away until next Tuesday. It’s what Mr. Maud would advise if he were not too nice (read: afraid) to come right out and say it.
Related: what was your teenage depression soundtrack?