I Liked The Movie Better. No, Really. (2020/07/29 05:00)
Sometimes adapting something, as one form of remaking it, can do it a favor.
The Burden Of Being Enthusiastic (2020/02/24 08:00)
I'm way behind on everything these days, and the biggest reason for that is there's just so much more of everything. But it's no crime to miss out, is it?
Book Your Own Life! (2019/11/19 08:00)
How the Open Library, digital resources, and my own reading habits have changed my bookbuying.
The Best Of The Best Of The Best (2019/11/08 08:00)
The more I try to parse it, the more this business of best-of, of ranking things, seems a consumerist attitude.
Less Is Less (Is More) (2019/08/27 08:00)
Purging bookshelves, freeing up space, lightening the load.
Bibliophile's Lament (2019/07/16 05:00)
The joys and tribulations of the Open Library.
The Case For Preferring Older Books (2019/04/04 05:00)
You miss out on less than you think.
Another Land's Words (2019/03/15 06:00)
Are international literary prizes just for "foreign writers who make sense to us"?
The Pile That Never Shrinks (2019/02/04 05:00)
How the Open Library is keeping me from drowning in books.
The Kid In The Window Stays In The Picture (2018/12/28 03:00)
On reading Scorsese talk about Scorsese.
Catching My Eye (2018-12-10 Edition) (2018/12/10 05:00)
Stuff I'm looking out for, anticipating, and recommending.
Large And In Charge (2018/09/22 05:00)
On "volume equals value for money" in books.
Axes For The Frozen Seas (2018/06/27 08:00)
A Kafka quote re-examined.
That Pile On The Nightstand (2018/06/11 05:00)
The overwhelming majority of what I'm genuinely curious about reading has been nonfiction. I hate that.
57 Channels Redux (2018/01/05 05:00)
And still nothing on.
57,000 Channels And Still Nothing On (2017/07/27 07:00)
On the "drawbacks to the all-access, all-free world".
Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
Book Nook Dept. (2017/03/19 10:00)
Ten things from my shelf I'd take into isolation, 2017 edition.
Big Page, Little Screen Dept. (2016/08/17 08:00)
Write something unfilmable.
Outside The Cocoon Dept. (2016/05/20 10:00)
"In this cocoon, the working class is something to make money from..."
Talk Is Cheap, Thank Goodness Dept. (2014/07/13 10:00)
More on why it's good that some books might never be filmed.
Sell It Or Shelve It Dept. (2014/07/08 10:00)
The how-to of writing is something to be outgrown, not followed to the end.
Binge & Purge Dept. (2014/06/09 10:00)
Why I hoarded; why I stopped.
The Great Gatsby (2013) (2013/11/19 01:00)
A punch bowl full of glitter and treacle.
Of The Great Hither And Thither Dept. (2013/10/11 10:00)
Where I've been and where I'm going, especially with my next book.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind