July, 2008

FRIDAY ROUNDUP

by admin | Jul-18-2008

In The Nation, Eric Alterman writes on the future of newspapers. “The dearth of decent ideas designed to save newspapers—or reinvent them for the digital age...read »

CRITICAL LIBRARY: ROBERT POLITO

by admin | Jul-17-2008

The National Book Critics Circle regularly posts a list of five books a critic believes reviewers should have in their libraries. We recently heard from...read »

IN RETROSPECT: JACKSON LEARS

by admin | Jul-15-2008

The following essay by NBCC member Tim Brown on “No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920,” by T.J. Jackson...read »

Trib-ulations

by admin | Jul-15-2008

The pace accelerates as Sam Zell, new owner of the Tribune Company, continues to dismantle the news organizations built over years. In what Tribune employees...read »

Sunday Roundup

by admin | Jul-12-2008

Lara Vapnyar is one of the increasingly impressive roster of authors who have emigrated from Russia and other Eastern European countries and are now...read »

SMALL PRESS SPOTLIGHT: SEAN HILL

by admin | Jul-12-2008

Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, University of Georgia Press, 2008.A native of Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill has an M.F.A. from the University of Houston, where...read »

Summer Reading Notes: Maureen N. McLane

by admin | Jul-11-2008

Re-reading Lorrie Moore’s “Birds of America,” since there’s been a flurry of reviews  of her new “Collected Stories.” A few of the stories felt brittler, more...read »

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