Re:Print

July 2007

Getting Biblical

An old truism goes that when Catholics sin, they go to confession, but when Protestants sin, they go out and buy a book (it didn’


Publisher blasts Oprah over James Frey controversy

GRAPEVINE, Texas—Publisher Nan A. Talese took up a fresh defense of A Million Little Pieces this weekend, defending the “essential truth” of the discredited


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


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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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