On the Shelf
July 20, 2011 | by Sadie Stein
A cultural news roundup.
An unfinished Jane Austen novel sells at auction for $1.6 million.
The end of Borders.
“Sigmund Freud, cokehead.”
California schoolbooks add the LGBT community.
So do Archie comics.
The rock memoir is huge: can the Thin White Duke (or for that matter Ziggy Stardust) be far behind? Bowie becomes publishers’ “top target.”
“We insist that students touch and smell and shine light through items, and investigate them to understand the book in history, and understand the book as history.”
Entering the publishing world in the digital age.
Longshot Magazine is back.
A Harry Potter plagiarism case bites the dust.
Frederick Seidel on a time before air-conditioning.
A brief history of Pendleton.
Alan Bennett: “I have always been happy in libraries, though without ever being entirely at ease there.”
How to undress a Victorian lady.
If the Paradise Lost adaptation is hell for Milton lovers, call Bradley Cooper the devil.
The NewsCorp scandal: (almost) stranger than fiction.