Discussions on the web: Daniel Stolar, Fahrenheit 9/11, Critics who find ways to praise "Dodgeball"

In the Reading Experience, an interesting discussion about St. Louis writer Daniel Stolar's attempts to promote his own first book after his publishing company basically gave up on it. Should writers attempt to use the internet to generate publicity and find readers? Can websites and blogs replace the publishing establishment?

Chuck is having a discussion about what it means that Fahrenheit 9/11 has become a media event, where the work of art beneath has been subsumed.

And in Chicha, a post on lukewarm reviews of low-brow slapstick comedies. What to make of phrases like “A crude comedy that aims low and hits its mark" or “Manages to touch a chord, even if it’s a minor one" ? There's something sickening about them...