Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 
Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Scott McLemee
Inside Higher Ed (28 July 2010)

“My ambivalence about Amazon seems a lot easier to manage now that the Golden Age of Impulse Buying is over. In 2007, at least half of my book-buying was a matter of snap decisions abetted by Visa. But the economic upheaval since then has broken me of this habit, and friends report much the same.


Shouldn’t my money go to a local independent bookstore? Given that Amazon offers both extremely specialized and out-of-print books, don’t my preoccupations oblige me to use Amazon? The luxury of pondering these questions was once part of succumbing to the acquisitive urge. But that was then.”


Latest in Business & Economics

What the Great Recession Wrought: The State of the U.S. in 3 Years of Polls
— Ronald Brownstein (The Atlantic, 7 January 2012)
The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
In an iTunes Age, Do We Need the Record Store?
— Marc Hogan (Salon, 20 November 2011)
The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers
— Foreign Policy (Foreign Policy, December 2011)
Man of a Hundred Thousand Books
— George Fetherling (Geist, 2011)
Daniel Ek’s Spotify: Music’s Last Best Hope
— Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 July 2011)
Ticketmaster: Rocking the Most Hated Brand in America
— Chuck Salter (Fast Company, 21 June 2011)
Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
— James Surowiecki (Wired, 17 May 2011)
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
— Tom Dickinson (Rolling Stone, 25 May 2011)
How Sequels Are Killing the Movie Business
— Roger Ebert (The Daily Beast, 15 May 2011)

Latest in Cyberculture & New Media

The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
In an iTunes Age, Do We Need the Record Store?
— Marc Hogan (Salon, 20 November 2011)
Cutting the Cord: How the World's Engineers Built Wi-Fi
— Iljitsch van Beijnum and Jaume Barcelo (Ars Technica, November 2011)
How Google Dominates Us
— James Gleick (The New York Review of Books, 18 August 2011)
Daniel Ek’s Spotify: Music’s Last Best Hope
— Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 July 2011)
How the Internet Transformed the American Rave Scene
— Michaelangelo Matos (The Record (NPR), 11 July 2011)
The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism
— Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave, and Lucas Graves (Columbia Journalism Review, 10 May 2011)
Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
— James Surowiecki (Wired, 17 May 2011)

Latest in Education

The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
Paper Tigers
— Wesley Yang (New York, 8 May 2011)
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
— Ross Perlin (Guernica, May 2011)
A Liberal Education: Should academics Join the Government?
— Martha C. Nussbaum (The New Republic, 11 March 2011)
In Praise of Dead White Men
— Lindsay Johns (Prospect, 23 September 2010)
The University vs. Liberal Education
— Dan Edelstein (Inside Higher Ed, 14 October 2010)
Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom
— Sara Corbett (The New York Times Magazine, 15 September 2010)
The Amazonian Gorilla
— Scott McLemee (Inside Higher Ed, 28 July 2010)
Putting the 'Public' in 'Public Intellectual'
— Imani Perry (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 6 June 2010)
Bad Writing and Bad Thinking
— Rachel Toor (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 April 2010)

Latest in Literature

The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami
— Sam Anderson (The New York Times Magazine, 21 October 2011)
Top 100 Most Sought After Out-of-Print Books in 2011
— BookFinder.com (BookFinder.com, 2011)
Man of a Hundred Thousand Books
— George Fetherling (Geist, 2011)
30 Books That Could Be The Next Harry Potter
— George Wales (Total Film, 25 May 2011)
Where Are Today's Steinbecks?
— Michael Goldfarb (BBC, 11 May 2011)
The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
Why Women Love Fantasy Literature
— Alyssa Rosenberg (The Atlantic, 10 May 2011)
The Web Allows Stories to Be Spun in New Ways
— Robert McCrum (The Observer, 8 May 2011)
The Urgent Matter of Books
— Lidia Yuknavitch (The Rumpus, 3 May 2011)
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.