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Happy Monday again! I spent much of my weekend walking in a giant circle, so probably nobody had a more exciting weekend than I did.

At Postmodern Conservative , Carl Scott mourns the death of Lou Reed, Pete Spiliakos calls for the Republican John Podesta, and Kate Pitrone wonders about political conversions.

Peter Leithart is reading the Times Literary Supplement (so should we all), and highlights, in turn, a few of their pieces from the most recent issue: Ian Ground’s review of Arthur C. Danto’s What Art Is , Noah Isenberg’s review of Thomas Doherty’s Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 , and J. Mordaunt Crook’s review of James W. P. Campbell’s The Library: A World History .

Dr. Boli provides coverage of what’s new on TV as well as suggestions for Halloween costumes. And if you click over to his blog, you might just find a new installment of “The Illustrated Edition.”

Here at First Thoughts , we took a stand on “bigot,” talked about signs of contradiction, did some math , protested at the traditionalists, and considered friendship .

And On the Square today, we have the devil , courtesy of William Doino Jr., and a post about ecumenism in the chaplaincy from James A. Hamel.

The devil makes a bad world, but pretty good literature. Do people have any favorite literary devils? I have one .

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