Disjecta: This week's links

(Image: Paul Buckley's design for the 25th Anniversary edition of Don DeLillo's White Noise)

A number of interesting articles and reviews in this week's selection. Jonathan Jones speculates on the degeneration of Philip Roth's artistic powers, Will Self meets The Road director John Hillcoat, and Joyce Carol Oates takes time out of her busy schedule to answer questions. There's also a link to Žižek's recent appearance on The Today Programme, a review of Celan's correspondence, and fifteen things you may or may not already know about coffee.


Philip Roth: Jonathan Jones on The Humbling and Roth's late career
Don DeLillo: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of White Noise
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Writer's son his father's rejects 'Old Testament' image
Paul Celan: Benjamin Ivry on Celan's Letters
J. M. Coetzee: The New Yorker briefly reviews Coetzee's Summertime
Philip K. Dick: Controversy grows over Google's Android/Nexus product line
Joyce Carol Oates: Questions and Answers

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Slavoj Žižek: Žižek appears on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme
Feminism: The Guardian reviews 'the feminist year ahead'


Jazz: Miles Davis' b-flat trumpet, on display in LA's Grammy Museum
Stewart Lee: Lee chooses his top musical influences
Samuel Beckett: Morton Feldman's Neither, words by Samuel Beckett


DVDs of 2009: Sight and Sound Magazine's top picks
Disney: Racial and gender stereotypes in Disney animations
Will Self: Self meets John Hillcoat, director of The Road


The Wire: A profile of the career of Michael K. Williams, The Wire's Omar Little
Mad Men: Life lessons from a Mad Men art assistant


The art of Henri Privat-Livemont


The Onion: Front pages 1988-2008
Cardiff Arcades Project
Coffee: Fifteen Things Worth Knowing About Coffee