Yesterday, in one of the fits of linguistic pique I’m prone to, I suggested via Twitter that “the use of the word ‘curated’ has really gotten out of hand.” This outburst was prompted by a mention of a table of books at the Strand that a well-known novelist had “curated.” Nothing against the Strand or… Continue reading »
No, not that kind of March madness. (Sorry, sports fans.) Deadlines–and trips to Seattle, Williamsburg, and Charlottesville–have kept me away from blogging the last two weeks, but I have a good run of publishing and schol-comm stories to show for my absence. The headlines are pretty self-explanatory if not entirely satisfying from the reporter’s point… Continue reading »
D.C.’s much-loved local indie book-and-music chain has closed. Forlorn customers are leaving testimonials here. The WaPo’s Bob Thompson wrote a nice obit yesterday. For heaven’s sake, people, if you have a local bookstore you’re fond of, get over there and buy a book today.
Got a book coming out? Make a video.
Here’s a question that I want to get out of the way early on: Do I still think that it’s a little too cozy in the blogosphere? Hmm. I still read some of the same blogs I was trawling back in 2003, and I still find many of them annoying in one way or another…. Continue reading »
Welcome to my…blog. (I’ve always felt it’s important to embrace trends at least two years after they peak–stovepipe jeans, for instance.) You won’t find any bloggy triumphalism here, and posting will be sporadic. So why bother? I wanted a little space in which to noodle around, try out an occasional idea, and unburden myself of… Continue reading »