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Archive for June, 2006
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
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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
A site with links to rejection letters from what looks like every literary magazine on the planet.
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.