May 28, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Kim Merker’s edition of “Within the Walls,” by Hilda Doolittle. Image via New York Times.
May 2, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
April 17, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
“At times of tragedy, the mind goes to certain favored zones; mine goes automatically to poetry.” Dan Chiasson offers the tested comforts of William Langland.
The Los Angeles Times brings us a nifty map of literary LA.
The most frequently challenged library book of 2012? Captain Underpants.
Bells, whistles, and animation: the so-called next generation of e-books.
Flann O’Brien’s “alleged role as author of an allegedly fake interview with John Stanislaus Joyce, father of James Joyce.”
December 12, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
On protectionism, e-books, and candlemakers.
Biologist Edward O. Wilson and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass on science and poetry.
All the best books of 2012 lists that are fit to print, in one place.
Zeus’s affairs, graphically.
The worst word of 2012?
August 8, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
This terrific German blog gives the pencil its due (and, perhaps, then some).
In a time when e-books outsell their paper counterparts, NPR wonders whether cover design is a dying art.
In a gesture of either great magnanimity or great desperation, the Chicago Public Library waives all fines.
Movies you may not have known were inspired by books. (In the case of Psycho, probably because Hitchcock tried to buy up all the copies so there’d be no “spoilers.”)
On the one hand, we take issue with some of the rankings on this list of the hundred greatest young-adult novels. On the other, it’s encouraging to know kids are voting. (At least, we hope that’s the explanation.)
In obligatory Fifty Shades of Grey news, author E. L. James is curating an album of the classical music featured in the trilogy. (For the uninitiated: in addition to being the world's youngest billionaire and most accomplished lover, Christian Grey is also a world-class musician.)
July 23, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The Cygnus Ensemble is presenting three original musical pieces to accompany Samuel Beckett plays.
“Omitting letters can confuse. How is the poor reader expected to differentiate between b******* and b*******?”
Jonathan Swift and the question of truth.
“E-books appear to be doing for religious books what they did for erotica.”
Happy (belated) birthday to scholar, teacher, and Norton Anthology founder M. H. Abrams.
Create your own genie to win a bookstore gift certificate.