Our "Dead Pledge" Crisis
Exploring the (Latin) Roots of Our Mortgage Problems
I am a national statistic. Three years ago, I decided to move. I found a new house, borrowed some money to make a down payment and then, after looking at the comparable sales figures from the months before, came up with a nice, profitable number on..
Who's Your Momma? Probably Not a Famous Author.
Why are there so few mothers among our favorite writers?
The numbers are not good. The bylines, by far, go to the men, as do the literary prizes, the biggest advances, the upper echelons of the canon, the spoils. Although noting tipped scales when it comes to men and women writers has been a common move..
What Is a Book?
From incunabula, codices, and scrolls, to books and beyond-a brief history of how humans have been doing their reading.
The debate about the future of publishing seems to be shifting from how best to bail out books to which shiny new ship in the harbor we should throw them onto. iPhone apps? Kindle?..