Ye Olde Grease Lightning, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • San Francisco-based Arion Press—the last full-service letterpress in America—is in pursuit of the perfect book.
  • “Think of such trends in titles as the publishing industry’s version of ombré hair or white Chuck Taylors.” The word land in titles is all the rage for F/W.
  • Let the record show: say syllabuses, not syllabi.
  • “Today there is literature coming out of Syria that we could have never even dreamed of just a few years ago.” Political turmoil has given birth to a new wave of Syrian poetry.
  • In which college students act out scenes from Grease in Old English.