Month: January 2010

A tip for authors

News that Sarah Palin’s political action committee has bought more than $63,000 worth of Going Rogue shows that the ex-governor knows how to manage her books. Going Rogue…

Wikipedia is marvelously comic

This strikes me as quintessential Wikipedia. I love that someone thought that a reader interested in the Russian tsar Boris Gudunov (1551-1605) would want to know about a…

On the loss of vitality in writing

When the ancients wrote books they were trying to get at reality and transmit spirit. But all they could convey was a general idea, in order to help…

Motorized paraglider

I don’t know what you call this — it appears to be some form of motorized paragliding. There were a couple of guys taking off from Anna Maria…

Friday roundup | Duly quoted

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil Crayola’s increasing complexity: that links to the discussion, here’s the image A facebook campaign to get Tess ungrounded : What…

35 handbound books

This great video documents the process of making the books over two months at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY.

Stanford Professional Publishing Course Closes

After 32 years, the Stanford Professional Publishing Course has permanently closed. The decision reflects the constraints of the economic recession, but it may also signal a general retreat…

Mailbag: Objections to the claim of Asian influence on European printing

I received the following comments from a reader named Glenn Beard, who presents objections to my suggestion that East Asian printing with movable metal type could have influenced…

What’s your type?

The latest iteration of this hoary shtick comes to us via Pentagram. To play along, use the password CHARACTER.

Lhasa de Sela

The great Montreal-based singer Lhasa de Sela died January 1 of breast cancer at the age of thirty-seven. Lhasa was born to an American mother and Mexican father…

Back

My nomadism is concluded for the moment, and I will resume more regular blogging tomorrow morning.