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January 18, 2012

“The First Step Into the Wide World” 0

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This is from two years ago, but it’s worth a listen if you missed it the first time: a moving Radiolab podcast on Alzheimer’s, Düsseldorf, and the creative use of bus stops.

January 18, 2012

Escapism for Moms: Three Chronicles of Fatherhood 6

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I found myself cheering these elusive mothers: Let her work! Let her sleep! Let her leave town! Some of my fondest feelings toward my daughter, I must admit, rise up in me when I imagine her at home with her dad.

January 18, 2012

Stephen FryTube 0

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Some kind soul has uploaded all of Stephen Fry’s QI (Quite Interesting) to YouTube. Enjoy.

January 18, 2012

You Can’t Watch (or Read) It All 0

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In a piece reminiscent of Talk of the Nation’s “You Can’t Possibly Read It All, So Stop Trying” episode, A D Jameson tracks every film he’s watched over a fifteen year span, and then discusses the data for HTMLGiant. Choice line (which could easily apply to literature, too): “The more you watch from the present […]

January 18, 2012

On The Road On The Screen 3

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Francis Ford Coppola’s movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road may finally see the light of day. The film, directed by Walter Salles and starring the likes of Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, and Steve Buscemi, could hit French theaters as early as March 23rd.

January 18, 2012

A Rare Book Collector’s Guide to the College Library Book Sale 2

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Not that I was necessarily looking for an overlooked first edition, but I will declare up front that I did find one such diamond in the rough.

January 17, 2012

Get Educated on SOPA 6

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Tomorrow (January 18th), sites like Wikipedia and Reddit will go dark to protest SOPA. Anyone who’s been online over the past few weeks probably has a vague sense of why this proposed legislation is bad news for the internet as we know it, but Reddit has put up a blog post delving into the language […]

January 17, 2012

PW on Author Podcasts 0

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Publishers Weekly talks up author podcasts “as a viable and entertaining marketing tool,” including Brad Listi’s Other People (which recently featured our own Edan Lepucki), Tom Lutz’s Los Angeles Review of Books, and Book Soup alum Tyson Cornell’s company Rare Bird Lit.

January 17, 2012

Who Needs Plot? Teju Cole’s Open City 3

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Cole has crafted a novel that needs no beginning, middle, or end because it so humbly imagines actual life.

January 17, 2012

Witt on Einhorn 0

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In Emily Witt’s last piece (she got a book deal) for the New York Observer, she profiles Amy Einhorn and her self-named imprint. (via)