On his application to get into journalism school at New York City’s prestigious...– The Salt Lake Tribune interviews DW Gibson’s team on their Not Working project and uncovers some of the faces and threads of what American unemployment looks like in 2011.
Today we announced NOT WORKING, a major, new, multimedia project chronicling the personal impact of losing one’s job in America today. Accompanied by a videographer, DW Gibson will interview individuals who have become unemployed as a result of the economic downturn over the last three years. Interviews will center on each person’s story of losing a job: the Friday visit to HR, the form letter,...
“I love the idea of destabilizing genre as much as gender is unstable.” -Eileen Myles, in her acceptance speech for her novel Inferno winning a Lambda Literary Award in the category of Lesbian Fiction. Posted by Abigail
The bookstore is dead...long live the bookstore
What an incredibly cool place to browse for books…
House collapsing under weight of rescued books →
It was really nice of the Guardian to travel into the future and interview me. Turns out I never stopped being a book lover. Posted by Crystal
Arundhati Roy is a Maoist (sympathizer)
Best-known as an award-winning novelist, Arundhati Roy is also an increasingly renowned—and refreshingly candid—political and environmental critic. She is currently fulfilling this role in print: both as a contributor to the upcoming Global Warming Reader (OR Books, September 2011) and in her new book, Broken Republic (Penguin, May 2011), informed by time spent with the Maoist guerrilla movement...
Predators of the Amazon
Some years back, after draining the last of three martinis at the end of a long lunch, New York publishers could typically be heard to mutter about the monopoly that was Barnes & Noble. The bookstore chain was strangling competition: crushing independent stores (by locating its outlets near any such stores that were successful), forcing huge discounts out of publishers and, in the words...
Edit Piaf Be still my grammatical heart. Posted by Crystal
You can now watch the BookTV vid of Micah Sifry... →
Romance Novels Compared To Pornography; Spawns... →
Romance kills. Stop it now.