Magazine Articles Tagged With technology

Flannery O’Connor Journals, Netflix for Books, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.9.13

Tech start-up Oyster has launched a Netflix-like service for books; Jennifer Vanderbes argues the evolutionary merits of narrative storytelling; Rachel Weisz will create a screen adaptation of Jennifer Gilmore’s The Mothers; and other news.

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Nathan Bransford on the Bullies of Goodreads, Fitzgeralds in Asheville, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.4.13

Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite includes an integrated version of Goodreads; Eric Van Hoose makes a case that writers should play video games; Susan Stamberg reports on F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s time spent in the resort town of Asheville, North Carolina; and other news.

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Paul Muldoon’s Dublin Eulogy for Seamus Heaney, Joey Ramone Sings James Joyce, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.3.13

Paul Muldoon’s eulogy for the late Seamus Heaney; Charles Bukowski’s 1968 FBI surveilance file; tips on interacting with magazine editors; and other news.

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Digital Digest: Micropublishers Start Thinking Big

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.13

September/October 2013

Micropublishers secure their spot on the digital landscape by creating new apps that deliver carefully curated content to readers' mobile devices.

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A Massive Open Online Movement

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.13

September/October 2013

Massive open online courses, which are offered for free online to anyone in the world, provide a new alternative to students looking for an education in the arts.

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Amazon Publishing Head Accused of Sexual Assault, Visiting the Last Bookstore, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.28.13

Nikki Giovanni discusses Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech; Amazon Publishing’s Laurence Kirshbaum has been accused by a prospective employee of sexual assault; an audio clip was released of Margaret Salinger confirming her father J. D. Salinger had manuscripts ready for publication; and other news.

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Free Digital Anthology, Seth Godin’s End of Books, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.15.13

Joshua Rothman considers a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Michele Filgate recounts how she accidentally set Stephen King’s Insomnia aflame; Jennie Yabroff parses the distinction between autobiography and memoir; and other news.

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Wattpad’s Crowd-Sourced Funding for Authors, John Cheever at Sing Sing, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.14.13

Bookstore sales fell 9.5 percent in June; Wattpad recently announced a crowd-sourced funding service for its authors; Carol Muske-Dukes recounts John Cheever’s 1977 visit with inmates at Sing Sing; and other news.

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Michelle Dean’s Pop-Culture Feminist Syllabus, Novelist Video Game, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.13.13

Veteran video-game developer Kent Hudson has created a new game called The Novelist; Michelle Dean created a pop-culture feminist syllabus of fifty books, films, music, and artists to consider; Terry Gross recently spoke with memoirist Piper Kerman about Orange is the New Black; and other news.

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Margo Rabb on Meeting Famed Literary Heroes, Gary Shteyngart Tests Google Glass, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.29.13

Future Book examines Amazon’s pricing strategies; Margo Rabb explores the experience of meeting literary heroes; Scientific American looks at the link between creativity and eccentricity; and other news.

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