Nice. A ton of books from the Cornell Library are now on the Internet Archive.
The “river of news” (to cite Dave Winer’s long standing description) is a little too markup heavy to be the Times’s front page–and the picture wall to the right is distracting when you mouse over it. But it’s a big step up from the table-heavy, newspaper manque layout that it’s an alternative to, and it has one big benefit–fresh news is on the top. I’d like to see other news outlets play with this format.