A recent essay raises interesting questions about literary hoaxing.
Half of writing -- and most of life -- comes down to having plausible excuse for what you already plan to do.
An academic blogger talks about a new campaign to interest readers in fiction that they might otherwise miss.
The news of Saul Bellow's death sent me to the bookshelves, in search of (among other things) a set of interviews about his life and work that he gave 15 years ago. His answers were eloquent and cranky, occasionally at the same time; and taken all together, they form a major exhibit in what is now, for better or worse, the Saul Bellow Memorial Wing of my own literary education.
The "vulgarity debate" among Iranian bloggers raises questions about culture, power, and politics.
Sure, American scholars are studying blogs. But if you want to see a real debate, go to Iran....
Between Baby Boomers and Generation X, between the Left and the Right, there falls ... the shadow!
Scott McLemee utters dire warnings about the cultural impact of media, while fast forwarding through commercials....
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