Local Creationism Controversy
The Tulsa Zoo will have a creation display in addition to the existing evolution display. Depending on the specifics of the display, which have not been decided yet, I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing. There was an agreement that the zoo board would consider including creation stories from several different cultures.
By the way, the globe mentioned in the article is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. It's a huge granite globe that seems to be floating in a pool of water. Another half hour or so of searching and I might be able to find a picture of it online but it's getting close to my bedtime so I'll just link to these great photos of the animals at the zoo instead.
House of Books
A house built of books? I would say, "What a horrible waste!" if it was real but it's obvious in some of the interior pictures, that it is only made to look like books and even the books on the shelves don't look real. And neither are the clothes hanging in the closet. It's all an elaborate work of art. Very cool. Go have a look around the rest of the site. There's lots more.
Jaquandor recently pointed the way to The Bodhisattva, a great blog devoted to speculative fiction. Lots of brief reviews, links and images. I have a feeling that my already impossibly long reading list is going to get even longer.
Book blogs, like music blogs, have been popping up all over the place lately. Maybe "popping up" isn't the best expression to use, considering that things that pop up are usually undesirable. Anyway, it's great to see so many non-political special interest blogs, creating global communities of people with similar interests. I would really love to see a lit blog, music blog, art blog or some other kind of culture blog top Instapundit in the Ecosystem. Hey... I can dream can't I?
ADDENDUM: And one leads to another.