“You can’t deconstruct and undress at the same time.” Hatred, trash talking, and more First World problems in Jonathan Franzen’s original speech at Kenyon College.
Natalia Smirnoff’s Puzzle is a wonderful behavioral study from Argentina demonstrating that it’s never too late to pursue your idiosyncratic interests.
Jonathan Franzen delivers a Very Important Speech. But there’s something more than a little off with his logic.
Is Google Books as state of the art as its engineering director thinks? Does it enforce an unrealistic vision upon the publishing industry?
Having stiffed its writers, Dorchester Publishing is spotted with a BEA booth. They still aren’t talking and they still aren’t paying.
A conversation with BookCountry’s Community Manager Colleen Lindsay.
Author and Filmmaker Michael Moore shows up at BookExpo to promote his new book and himself.
When five big executives come together to discuss the future of ebooks, have they truly considered the customer?
In this 30 minute radio interview, Tayari Jones returns to our program to discuss Silver Sparrow, plucking dialogue from ridiculous ex-boyfriends, and whether a novelist is as bad as a bigamist.
At BookExpo America, helpful data is presented on ebooks. Now if only we can all agree on what a “power buyer” is.
A rare appearance by Elaine May reveals details about Ishtar, May’s early beginnings, and whether the 1987 film will appear on Blu-ray.
In the next 2,000 word installment in the Modern Library Reading Challenge, we tackle Erskine Caldwell’s still controversial Tobacco Road!
A new hagiographical documentary on Harper Lee offers the finest cinematic aesthetic that 1986 has to offer. But that’s the least of its problems.
In this 45 minute radio interview, Daniel Clowes discusses Mr. Wonderful, illustrating bald spots, depicting eating in visual mediums, and advertising ethics.
Hal Ashby’s legacy is in danger of being forgotten. An extensive new BAM retrospective offers an opportunity for reconsideration.
In the next exciting installment in the Modern Library Reading Challenge, our intrepid reader tackles William Kennedy’s Ironweed!
When it comes to neglected narrative subjects, there’s no better figure than the middle-aged white male with disposable income and psychological problems. At least that’s the attitude a regressive moviegoer might have had in 1976.
In this one hour radio interview, journalist Ross Perlin discusses Intern Nation, the ongoing exploitation of young people, the decline of labor, and middle-class hypocrisy.