Christopher Hitchens says of Muhammad, “Of course, he’s not a prophet… He’s an epileptic plagiarist.” The original is Jonathan Miller’s “bubonic plagiarist”, which is funny.

Wardrobe door

I figure I’m going to get a load of these and knock down all the walls.

Organ muse

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s new organ sounds wonderful: It has 6,938 pipes, ranging from pencil-size to more than 40 feet, deployed in 125 ranks. In a demonstration and performance for the press, Jeffrey Brillhart, an organist from Bryn Mawr, Pa., coaxed out a high, thin, almost inaudible piping that was seemingly adrift in the hall (like…