Thursday, August 9, 2007

News Bits, In Brief

Harry Potter may not make lifelong readers out of children, but it's responsible for at least one enterprising child's life of crime. This past week, French police arrested a 16 year old boy who had been posting his own translation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows online. While the rest of the free world has spent the past two weeks shaking their heads at the anti-climactic way Rowling chose to end the series, the book's French publisher, Gallimard, will not be releasing the book until October 26th.

The Sydney Morning Herald tempts a slap across the face from Mr. Darcy's frilly glove when it dares to ask, Where's the Sex in Jane Austen's Sensibilities? My initial response was a dismissive, 'What do you expect? She was British.' But then, so are the subjects of our next News Bit...

Via Boing Boing: Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie discuss their erotic comic, Lost Girls, over at SexTV. (Don't say we didn't warn you: this video contains sexually explicit material. It may not be appropriate for children, Jane Austen fanatics.)