Hard to be sure how your cat is doing. Source, hat tip Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution blog.
Encounters with Robin Williams. (Via Nick Herbert).
John Higgs on the genius of H.G. Wells.
The golden apple by Javier Cortina.
Watching opera at home.
Discordianism meets Creem magazine.
What are the best symphonies of all time? RAW loved Beethoven, who does well in the poll of 151 conductors, but he also loved Mahler, who also made the top ten.