Randall Munroe maps the internet over at xkcd… Importance nowhere to be found.
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Ladbrokes has suspended wagering on the Man Booker after I let 15,000 pounds of my Monday Night Football winnings ride on Tom McCarthy’s C last week.
J.M. Coetzee takes a bit of a circuitous ecological route to Philip Roth’s new book Nemesis in NYROB.
A nice little piece in The New Yorker about the internet’s affect on chain retailers prompted by Blockbuster finally filing for chapter 11 last month.
Dear Internet, please do away with combination Long John Silver-A&W’s.
Jonathan Franzen’s glasses were stolen and a $100K ransom note was left by a couple of party crashers at an event in London. The thieves were quickly apprehended and the glasses returned unharmed, once they brought in a chopper. Seriously, a helicopter.
B&N announces PubIt! a platform that allows authors and small publishers to upload digital content directly to their Nook device.
*nice to have some non-proxy B&N news.
but Ben Marcus, Christine Schutt, John Haskell, and Gary Lutz will be the participating in a panel discussion “On the Well-Tempered Sentence” there on October 6th.
Also, since we’ve been in the business of dragging skeletons out of Jonathan Franzen’s closet lately: here’s Ben Marcus’s great essay in Harper’s from 2005.