After two solid days spent in a fog-bound car on a moose-laden highway, I am finally back to a place from which I can blog. I am simultaneously relieved and disappointed. Here’s some news I missed Monday and Tuesday:
- RIP: Carolyn Rodgers, poet, dead at 69
- Universities banning iPads?
- 50 best moments of author-on-author linguistic violence
- Ever had a whopper of a library late fine? Don’t worry, you’re in good company
- Enough with the Who Wrote Shakespeare? crap
- How can one company no one’s ever heard of produce as many titles in a year as the rest of the mainstream market combined?
- Orange Prize shortlist not a shocker
- Forbes’ list of richest characters
- Glück hates NaPoMo schtick
- Unproduced screenplays by intellectuals
- You all undoubtedly heard about the Penguin cookbook in Oz that had a typo calling for “freshly ground black people” instead of pepper… well, apparently Penguin let someone with a mouth at the mic who called those upset by the mistake “small-minded” and now they’re backpedalling and pulping the whole thing
- Latest on Oxford poet race
- Best stoner novels of all time
- Can digital resurrection save dead/dying print magazines?
- Amazon’s day apparently not complete without major lawsuit or embarrassment … This is a textbook cry for help people… Amazon? Do you need a hug?
- iPad mugging costs man a finger (warning: gross)
- BC on the lookout for book-loving silver fox (and mobster/murderer) who looks like he might be dating your grandma
- Do you think JK might run one day?
- So, how does one pass the time at Riker’s Island? I mean, besides crafting cafeteria-tray shiv-turning kevlar?