Jonathan Franzen is worried about e-books. Should...
At the Hay festival in Cartagena, Colombia, acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen discussed at length the woes of increasingly popular e-books (1): “Someone worked really hard to make the language just right, just the way they wanted it. They were so sure of it that they printed it in ink, on paper. A screen always feels like we could delete that, change that, move it around. So for a...
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What Occupy can learn from the Hunger Games by... →
This is a fascinating examination not only of the popularity of dystopian novels among modern young adults and how that reading, from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games to Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta, affect their perceptions of the real social issues we face today: Unlike in escapist fantasies such as “Star Wars,” where the rebels unambiguously deserve our support as...
SOPA-Supporting News Outlets Aren't Covering SOPA... →
MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS and NBC have dedicated no time to covering the Stop Online Piracy Act in their evening newscasts since Oct. 1, according to a report by Ben Dimiero of Media Matters For America. CNN, meanwhile, has dedicated a single evening news segment to the issue. All of the companies covered in the report have either publicly supported SOPA or have parent companies that have done...
Would Alabama and LSU have played if UA had won...
After last night’s 21-0 win over LSU, Alabama is enjoying it’s 2,342th national championship win. The two teams facing each other again has been a contentious topic after the teams’ November 5th 9-6 ‘game of the century.’ My theory is that we would not have seen a match up if the Crimson Tide had edged out the Tigers. This is because the BCS is basically an arbitrary...