Archive: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Sanford's Lost Opportunity

Sentinel's cancellation last week of Gov. Mark Sanford's political manifesto, which was due out next year, raises an elephant-in-the-room question: Why was the conservative Penguin imprint bothering to publish the work at all? Books by politicians, particularly ideological treatises, rarely break out on the sales front. Yes, there is a...

By Steven E. Levingston | July 9, 2009; 2:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

You DO Have Time for This

Nobody needs a new NEA study to prove that literature is being squeezed out of our busy lives. But rather than fighting back against the Webby forces of evil, Dave Daley is one of those clever innovators trying to use the Internet to keep an old art form alive. An...

By Ron Charles | July 8, 2009; 5:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Putting a Price on Creativity

No, this post has nothing to do with The Washington Post's salon brouhaha. Joshua Glenn (who has reviewed for Book World) and Rob Walker (who has been reviewed in Book World) are collaborating on a project called Significant Objects. They've trawled garage sales and thrift stores for cheap objects of...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | July 7, 2009; 11:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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