Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’
November 7, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Artist Wendy MacNaughton’s election-night sketch liveblog was terrific. Check out the whole chronicle; below are just a few highlights.
October 15, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Is Spotify for books coming?
University of Missouri Press gets a reprieve!
Abraham Lincoln: the inexhaustible subject.
Speaking of the presidency: a guide to malarkey.
“A bit sad and even a little babyish”: a handwriting expert analyzes the penmanship of Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and Prince William, among others. (Spoiler: the quote refers to the leader of the free world.)
October 8, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Cormac McCarthy’s notes reveal a recipe for gunpowder and a very different Blood Meridian.
Goodreads compares the reading habits of Romney and Obama supporters.
J. K. Rowling returns to children’s fiction.
“Using adverbs is a mortal sin,” and other rules for writing fiction from prominent writers.
Ten essential reads for books nerds.
May 18, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
“In Defense of Brooklyn”—November 1946. Local jerky and artisanal bitters do not, however, figure in the argument.
When St. Marks in the Bowery changed its liturgy, Auden did not like it at all. His opener: “Have you gone stark raving mad?”
Speaking of Auden, his many New York addresses. Yes, all would now be very expensive.
President Obama claims to have never heard of 50 Shades of Grey. This inspires ambivalence.
Chicago celebrates the centenary of native son Studs Terkel (who actually died at ninety-six).
A camera that takes written pictures.
Newbery-winning children's author Jean Craighead George has died at ninety-two. An accomplished journalist and a nature lover, George was perhaps best known for her 1973 novel, Julie of the Wolves.