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Archive for August, 2010

Fri, August 6th, 2010
Weeklings: E-books Offer Too Much Privacy, Should Be Banned
Posted by: Keir Graff

On Slate, in “Judging a Book by Her Cover,” Mark Oppenheimer offers the following lament: ”Simply put, our gadgets give us too much privacy.” Someone should tell Cory Doctorow! Oppenheimer is talking about the charm of seeing what people are reading, rather than which e-book reader they own, of course — a sad turn aptly summed up in […]


Fri, August 6th, 2010
Reading the Screen: Starship Troopers
Posted by: David Pitt

Not that you asked, but I think Starship Troopers, Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 film version of Robert A. Heinlein‘s classic novel, is woefully misunderstood. It got some good reviews, but it got a lot of pretty awful ones, too, many of  which slammed the movie for being nothing like the book. That’s just not true. Sure, Verhoeven […]


Thu, August 5th, 2010
Book Trailer Thursday: It’s a Book
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Sound the alarms: The e-books are coming! The e-books are coming! In his Booklist review, Andrew Medlar writes that Lane Smith’s It’s a Book “throws down the gauntlet in the ongoing debate over digital versus print.” Andrew’s correct, but it’s an awfully gentle gauntlet–in his cute ode to two friends and a single, curious, power […]





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