Here's some stuff you might want to check out:
--Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, reading John Gardner's The Art of Fiction, muses on Identity and Writing
--Nnedi Okorafor, asks Who is African? What is African SF? Says who?
--Athena Andreadis reflects on how little most anglophone readers know of-- or about-- Greece
--Aqueduct author Kimberly Todd Wade has inaugurated a new blog
--Historian Eric Foner comments on Texas's new imperatives for altering the state's K-12 curriculum