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  • The Biblioracle: Favorite books of 2014... so far

    The Biblioracle: Favorite books of 2014... so far
    I have been reading a lot of "Best Books of 2014 (So Far)" lists, lately. Because it is summer and I am not teaching, I get to fill my extra time with books and reading, and for whatever reasons, my choices have just been spot on, one pleasure after another, which compels me to share my own list with you.
  • A version of David Foster Wallace's life

    A version of David Foster Wallace's life
    When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him. The American writer David...

    Annoyingly talented

    Annoyingly talented
    You know what's annoying? Experimental short stories. You know what else is annoying? Adam Levin. He is 35 and grew up on the North Shore. He is talented and can't do anything half- way, which makes him frustratingly, endearingly bold, the twin...

    In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty

    In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty
    About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great. I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...

    Louis C.K., holy man

     Louis C.K., holy man
    Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man. Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...