The Font of Least Resistance, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • Fave: yet another word with a surprisingly venerable history.
  • A bookie’s take on the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • “Fame has a dark side. When Times New Roman ap­pears in a book, doc­u­ment, or ad­ver­tise­ment, it con­notes ap­a­thy. It says, ‘I sub­mit­ted to the font of least re­sis­tance.’”
  • The strange mystery of editor Ronald Lane Latimer.