Magazine Articles Tagged With technology

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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Poetry Drone, Twelve-Foot Mr. Darcy, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.9.13

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned; Vikram Seth asked to return a $1.7 million advance; poet David Shook hopes to fund a Poetry Drone that will drop poems instead of bombs; and other news.

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Jane Austen Summer Camp Diary, Dreaming Lord Byron, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.3.13

Zeljka Marosevic details what it was like to work for Victoria Barnsley, who announced yesterday she is leaving HarperCollins; Amit Majmudar describes how he reads the work of Byron in his dreams; Slate features a coded World War I postcard written by poet Wilfred Owen; and other news.

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Liao Yiwu's Harrowing New Memoir, How to Catch a Plagiarist, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.27.13

Ian Buruma looks at Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu’s harrowing new memoir; Digital Book World says not to count out Barnes & Noble; Book Riot visits the oldest bookstore in the world; and other news.

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Nook Tablet Discontinued, Adam Gopnik on Gertrude Stein, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.25.13

Barnes & Noble announced it’s discontinuing the Nook Tablet; industry insiders share thoughts on the Random House and Penguin merger; France is reportedly considering a ban on some of Amazon's practices; and other news.

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Ira Silverberg Departing NEA, Apple Executive Testifies, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.18.13

Ira Silverberg is stepping down as director of literature programs for the National Endowment for the Arts; Apple executive Eddy Cue testified in the DOJ's e-book pricing lawsuit; the origins of eight famed author's pen names; and other news.

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Apple Unveils iBooks for Macs, Scarlett Johansson Sues Novelist, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.11.13

L. Gordon Crovitz weighs in the on the DOJ’s e-book pricing lawsuit against Apple; Alexander Nazaryan shares his thoughts on our constant use of web-enabled devices; Apple unveiled its new iBooks for Mac computers; and other news.

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Amazon Kindles in China, Jonathan Safran Foer on Technology and Compassion, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.10.13

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer examines how technology is shaping our humanity; the first photos have surfaced of Paul Thomas Anderson's screen adaptation of Pynchon's Inherent Vice; Amazon made its Kindles available in China; and other news.

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Amazon Executives Testify in DOJ E-Book Lawsuit, State of the Library, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.7.13

Amazon executives have testified in the Department of Justice e-book pricing lawsuit; In Norway, the Bible is selling more copies than E. L. James; Justin Alvarez examines the state of the modern library; and other news.

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