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Briefs

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

What an internet treasure. Standard Ebooks is — according to their web site — “a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces lovingly formatted, open source, and free public domain ebooks.” These are some beautiful, consistently-designed ebooks. The epub version works a charm in iBooks.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Mark Leyner, regarding today, in The Paris Review: “The only reasonable response to this situation is to maintain an implacable antipathy toward everything. Denounce everyone. Make war against yourself. Guillotine all groveling intellectuals. That said, I think it’s important to maintain a cheery disposition.”

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Read Parul Sehgal, book reviewer extraordinaire.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

 

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

On the rise of the ebook and how it’s just another step in the increasing convenience of distributing a written work, just as books typeset on paper are.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Bill Clinton tells us what’s up and what to read. Interesting, though his recommending Paul Krugman, who seems to me unfailingly wrong about everything, stands as a warning.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

With technology, our relationship to culture becomes less like a long-distance romance and more like marriage.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

Fine line it is between Yoda and Gollum.

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