Posts tagged McSweeney’s
My Top Ten Reads of 2012
December 13, 2012 | 9:56 pm
2012 was a big year for me. Between work, blogging, and setting up home with my Beloved, it was my lightest reading year ever—I've logged just 40 books, with less than a month to go. (I expect to polish off a few more over the Christmas holidays, and I've already loaded up my Kobo Glo with plenty to read for 2013.) I didn't read too many clunkers this year—I have finally realized that life is too short to soldier through a mediocre book when there are so many fabulous ones I have yet to read. I have a handful of series...
Is The Silent History the most unusually bizarre e-book ever created? Probably.
October 6, 2012 | 12:13 pm
It's quite possible that even if you've already heard a thing or two about The Silent History, the soon-to-be-released recently released interactive e-book that was largely created by the programmer and storyteller Russell Quinn, you might not really understand exactly what it's all about, or exactly how it's supposed to work. In which case: Join the club. It's probably fair to say that no interactive or electronic book in existence has ever come close to the creativity or the uniqueness or the altogether newness of The Silent History. Then again, considering that the project was only made available a few days ago, and that I haven't personally been lucky enough to experience...
The boutique nostalgia…newspaper?
July 21, 2010 | 8:15 am
Greg Beato at Drexel University’s “The Smart Set” blog has a piece on an odd reaction to newspapers’ increasing march to the Internet: the physical newspaper as expensive boutique nostalgia item. Beato mentions a couple of newspaper publishers who are now or have already put out such papers. Monocle magazine is releasing a $10 60-page “summer newspaper” called Monocle Mediterraneo, which is to be sold at “all the best resorts, from the West Coast to the eastern Med (and the key airports hubs in between).” In December 2009, literary magazine McSweeney’s produced a designer newspaper called...