Rats and consternation. Somehow, sometime, someway, M.S. Smith’s new incarnation of his nonpareil culture blog, Where the Stress Falls, fell off our blogroll. We don’t know how this happened–its predecessor site, CultureSpace, had been a longtime favorite here and in fact made an appearance as a Top Five–but we’re happy to restore it now, and to give special mention to Smith’s recently posted essays on his favorite movies and music of 2007.
And it’s with keen regret that we note the tentative retirement of another blogroll mainstay and another Top Fiver, James Tata, whose blog chronicling his cultural and literary enthusiasms has long been a reliable pleasure. He says:
I’m tired of having opinions about everything I read and watch and listen to. I think I’d like to be an open aperture for a while, just taking it all in.
Here’s to a rejuvenating break from opinion-having, and here’s hoping for a mere hiatus.