Poetry vs. Google Glasses

In his essay “Historical Inevitability,” the political philosopher Isaiah Berlin dissects the widespread human tendency to assume that history is moving in some specific...
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The Death Star Strikes Back

A few weeks ago, the Christian Science Monitor published a cover story on the resurgence of independent bookstores. Though the news isn’t all good–of the sales growth discussed...
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The Swirl and Gurgle

People are talking about this essay by Richard Nash, posted by the Virginia Quarterly Review and set to appear in the spring print issue. They should be. Nash made his name as the head of...
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This Week’s Reasons to Believe

We’ve said it before: publishing is going to be all right. Maybe it’s because we talk to so many publishers, from upstarts to the establishment, but we are always coming across...
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“Quality Journalism Today”

After posting my thoughts on Chris Hughes and The New Republic the other day, I came across this post by Jay Rosen, proprietor of the blog PressThink and a journalism professor at NYU, that...
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New Blood at The New Republic

Submittable has long been telling anyone who will listen that now might be the best moment in our lifetimes to be in publishing–assuming your interest is in what’s interesting,...
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