Wednesday, October 22 2014
Alberto Manguel takes a thematic rather than linear approach to a history of reading, offering an entertaining and impassioned account of reading practices and readers' agency.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Amazon has made its fortune offering consumers a safe way to spend their money. When it comes to television production, though, the company is making a name for itself by taking on some of the riskiest projects coming out of Hollywood.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
With its Apple-sponsored free public release, U2's Songs of Innocence betrays just how far the band has come from their past, despite its attempts to bring back a Dublinesque vision.
Thursday, October 9 2014
Sleek, tiny boxes that can deliver a near-endless stream of music, television, movies and games are starting to nose their way into the multi-billion dollar video game industry.
Monday, September 15 2014
The 'Marshall McLuhan' message borne by the MP3 revolution is clear: music is endlessly plentiful and entirely disposable. So what's the message of streaming?
Monday, March 17 2014
Even if an e-reader might be more practical than a heavy book, there isn't an electronic screen on the planet that rivals the prestige attached to such a time-tested medium.
Saturday, August 17 2013
Beyond reimagining the universe or how forces in it might work, Jobs sorted out how minds work, how to sell to consumers, how to manipulate and bully and instill belief.
Friday, June 8 2012
Audio and e-books help fill the need to get in as much reading as possible in one's limited, mortal lifespan.
Thursday, April 26 2012
With websites developing original programming and cable companies raising prices each year, there has never been a better time to turn away from your television and toward your computer.