July 2007

Praise the Grammar Vandal

Don’t you just love Kate McCulley? NPR’s Talk of the Nation introduced me to her last week, and now I’m officially addicted

Soon-Forgotten Harry

Everyone at the airport had extra baggage with them this weekend, namely the 750-odd-page hardcover Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Some readers had just

Love Is a Mix-Tape

Love Is a Mix TapeLife and Loss, One Song at a Timeby Rob SheffieldCrownJanuary 2007, 224 pages, $22.95 “I met Renée in Charlottesville, Va., when we were

Hyped Potter release a curse for independent sellers

MINNEAPOLIS—Saturday’s debut of the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series may be a magical time financially for its author and

Vampire Love Triangle

When in doubt, bring on the vampires. That is, if you can’t do zombies. That’s the advice which prospective young authors should take

“Faith Comes by Hearing”: A brief history of American Audio Bibles

Casting Samuel L. Jackson in the role of God says as much about the power of Pulp Fiction as it does about hermeneutics, but imagine a God that sounded like Eartha Kitt…

Has the Potter secret been blown on the Web?

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Harry Potter dies! No, wait, he lives! If you’re lying awake at night counting the minutes until Saturday when the final

Impotence: A review and interview

This is the first of what I hope will be a series of short looks at books from academic presses which I think might interest

Obama launches book clubs to win over voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Stealing a page from Oprah Winfrey—his close friend and fellow Chicago celebrity—Sen. Barack Obama launched book clubs in a dozen

The next Potter?

Just to keep the Harry Potter-related news onslaught trucking along, here’s an interesting item from The Hollywood Reporter noting that with two films yet

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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