The Case For Preferring Older Books (2019/04/04 05:00)
You miss out on less than you think.
Another Land's Words (2019/03/15 06:00)
Are international literary prizes just for "foreign writers who make sense to us"?
The Pile That Never Shrinks (2019/02/04 05:00)
How the Open Library is keeping me from drowning in books.
The Kid In The Window Stays In The Picture (2018/12/28 03:00)
On reading Scorsese talk about Scorsese.
Catching My Eye (2018-12-10 Edition) (2018/12/10 05:00)
Stuff I'm looking out for, anticipating, and recommending.
Large And In Charge (2018/09/22 05:00)
On "volume equals value for money" in books.
Axes For The Frozen Seas (2018/06/27 08:00)
A Kafka quote re-examined.
That Pile On The Nightstand (2018/06/11 05:00)
The overwhelming majority of what I'm genuinely curious about reading has been nonfiction. I hate that.
57 Channels Redux (2018/01/05 05:00)
And still nothing on.
57,000 Channels And Still Nothing On (2017/07/27 07:00)
On the "drawbacks to the all-access, all-free world".
Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
Book Nook Dept. (2017/03/19 10:00)
Ten things from my shelf I'd take into isolation, 2017 edition.
Big Page, Little Screen Dept. (2016/08/17 08:00)
Write something unfilmable.
Outside The Cocoon Dept. (2016/05/20 10:00)
"In this cocoon, the working class is something to make money from..."
Talk Is Cheap, Thank Goodness Dept. (2014/07/13 10:00)
More on why it's good that some books might never be filmed.
Sell It Or Shelve It Dept. (2014/07/08 10:00)
The how-to of writing is something to be outgrown, not followed to the end.
Binge & Purge Dept. (2014/06/09 10:00)
Why I hoarded; why I stopped.
The Great Gatsby (2013) (2013/11/19 01:00)
A punch bowl full of glitter and treacle.
Of The Great Hither And Thither Dept. (2013/10/11 10:00)
Where I've been and where I'm going, especially with my next book.
In Contention -- Er, Competition Dept. (2013/09/18 10:00)
Is writing "competing" with TV, movies, video games, etc.?
Maybe You Should Be Able To Judge A Book By Its Cover Dept. (2013/09/17 10:00)
Book publishers should model themselves as Berry Gordy, not Lee Iacocca.
Less Gatekeepers, More Monoculture Dept. (2013/08/04 10:00)
On the ongoing publishpocalypse.
57 Media And Nothing On Dept. (2013/07/05 10:00)
On the video game of the TV series of the movie inspired by the book.
Classics Not Spoken Here Dept. (2013/05/26 02:00)
Creators have to cultivate a sense of history.
Mass Market, Crass Market Dept. (2013/05/15 10:00)
How economics supplants culture: a failure of marketing, and of imagination.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind