“They drank up the wine, and they got to talking…”

To my surprise, it’s Friday again. Here, dear readers, are weekend links.

Steven Hart writes eloquently about poetry and the decline of New Jersey newspapers.

Terry Teachout visits Willa Cather’s grave and ponders Our Town.

The Rejecter sparks a heated debate about the fan backlash against the novel Breaking Dawn.

“Insufficient vespene gas!” BusinessWeek profiles Blizzard Entertainment.

Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath is now on sale. Buy it, all-ages comics readers! Its author needs incentive to finish the Charlemagne-themed second volume.

Finally, it wouldn’t be Friday without Roger Miller, so here’s “My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died.” If there’s a better song for a late August weekend, I sure as heck don’t know it—although “In the Summertime” with singing watermelons must be a close second.

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