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October 13, 2011

OWS and the Press 0

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How do you spell t-r-a-c-t-i-o-n? Our recent stories about the spreading Occupy Wall Street protests seem to be part of a trend. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports that the protests accounted for only 7% of coverage in all news media nationwide in the past week — but that’s a four-fold […]

October 13, 2011

Do Libraries Really Destroy Books? 0

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“6 Reasons We’re In Another ‘Book-Burning’ Period In History” is not about the destruction of books based on content or community objections; it’s about the destruction of books because libraries (and sometimes bookstores) don’t know what to do with them. We also had a little something to say about the topic.

October 13, 2011

The Gay Question: Death in Venice, By Nightfall, and The Art of Fielding 19

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Is it possible for an otherwise straight man to be struck by a bolt of gay lightning and next scene end up declaring his undying love to a beautiful young Adonis?

October 12, 2011

LMC Revival 0

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Anyone interested in up-and-coming literary magazines should check out HTMLGiant‘s Roxane Gay‘s Literary Magazine Club. The next magazine will be Beecher’s, which has just released its first issue.

October 12, 2011

Bearded Bards 3

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Gilbert Alter-Gilbert (of “Literary Pets” notoriety) is the author of the new book Poets Ranked by Beard Weight. To celebrate its publication, 50 Watts‘ Will Schofield has posted some of his favorite excerpts.

October 12, 2011

Oldest Books 0

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The fine folks at the Vintage and Anchor Tumblr account have compiled a list of the ten oldest books known to man.

October 12, 2011

2011 National Book Award Finalists Announced 8

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Women dominate the fiction finalists again, and small presses are well represented.

October 12, 2011

Spalding Gray’s Secrets 0

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Nell Casay, editor of The Journals of Spalding Gray, takes readers through the tortured life of the famous actor, playwright, and monologuist.

October 12, 2011

The E-Reader of Sand (II) 0

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Reif Larsen continues our own Mark O’Connell‘s riff on the Borgesian nature of e-readers.

October 12, 2011

Guilty Pleasures: Julie Salamon’s The Devil’s Candy & Wendy and the Lost Boys 0

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Author Julie Salamon is blessed with that rare talent for not missing the forest for the trees while at the same time being able to see the trees.