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Datafication Redux I

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

A void has been created by the plenitude of information. "Datafication" is what Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger termed this phenomen...

"The Jungle Book"... Where Books Are Seen

Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts

Although we spend hours looking at books, we rarely acknowledge their physicality, especially if we're reading something on a Kindle. Natasha Bowdoin ...

Random House, Macmillan Rage Against Amazon's Deal With Agent Andrew Wylie

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — (AP) It's war between Random House Inc. and a top literacy agency. Random House, the country's leading trade publisher, announced Thursd...

Who Was Borges's Literary Idol?

The New York Times | RIVKA GALCHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More than any other 20th-century figure, Borges is the one designated -- and often dismissed as -- the Platonic ideal of Writer. His outrageous intell...

The Reading of Wonders

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

My fascination with the act of reading soon turned into a thirst for the pleasure and meaning only reading can provide

The Incredible Power of Chance Events

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

The amazing things that have happened to me recently include kismet, random romance, encountering the famous and meeting my future wife in an unheated...