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Slate redesigned

Tuesday June 27th 2006, 2:04 pm

Check out Slate’s new redesign
Subjects: internet, publishing





NPR : A Standup Guy Who Is Serious About Books

Monday June 26th 2006, 1:19 pm

NPR : A Standup Guy Who Is Serious About Books
Last year there was a lot of hooplah about “fifty-two books in a year”. But it’s not a number I find impressive, I read a book a week normally. In fact, back before television, people would read two books a week. I you read for as […]





Woody Allen on Nietsche’s diet book

Monday June 26th 2006, 1:12 pm

Woody Allen on Nietsche’s diet book
There’s nothing like the discovery of an unknown work by a great thinker to set the intellectual community atwitter and cause academics to dart about like those things one sees when looking at a drop of water under a microscope. On a recent trip to Heidelberg to procure some rare […]





The Unlimited Library and the End of Authorship

Sunday June 25th 2006, 6:36 am

About a month ago Wired’s Kevin Kelly wrote an article for the Times talking about the digitalization of all books and how it may lead to the realization of the dream “to have in one place all knowledge, past and present”.
In today’s Times book review, John Updike’s responds, questioning it would mean for authorship.
In imagining […]





Hadji Girl

Saturday June 24th 2006, 3:10 pm

Hadji Girl
If you want to understand why the war is going so badly in Iraq, it may help to examine the recent reaction to “Hadji Girl,” the videotaped song about killing Iraqis by U.S. Marine Corporal Joshua Belile.
In our 2003 book, Weapons of Mass Deception, John Stauber and I described the efforts that the Bush […]





Chicago Sun Times new books editor knows what she’s looking for

Saturday June 24th 2006, 1:46 pm

Chicago Sun Times new books editor knows what she’s looking for:
Cheryl Reed is the new editor of the Books Section of the Chicago Sun Times and in this article she gives some ideas of what she’s looking for:
“I don’t want to hear about any more coming-of-age stories,” she says. “I like to hear about something […]





James Wood is still an idiot

Friday June 23rd 2006, 10:06 pm

Scott Esposito tells us why
Subjects: criticism





Conversational Reading: I Think I’ll Buy Granta Today

Thursday June 22nd 2006, 11:13 am

Conversational Reading: I Think I’ll Buy Granta Today
How Granta got bought by a millionaire philanthropist and what is happening to the magazine and its press because of it.

Subjects: lit mags





When will Deb’s work finally get published

Thursday June 22nd 2006, 3:16 am

When will Deb’s work finally get published
A site with links to rejection letters from what looks like every literary magazine on the planet.

Subjects: publishing





Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Lost Girls redux

Thursday June 22nd 2006, 3:05 am

Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Lost Girls redux
Alan Moore’s Lost Girls, finally complete and in one volume, is going to kick so much preposterous ass.

Subjects: comics





 
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