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Fight with the Mic

April 22, 2017|0 Comments

Since Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature back in December “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” the [...]

  • Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing

Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing

April 4, 2017|0 Comments

Matthew Kirschenbaum's new book Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing details that history through a unique lens - the changes the computer revolution wrought on the process of writing itself. Authors found themselves grappling with workflow changes like the ease of revision.

  • Talking as Fast as I Can

Lauren Graham: Talking as Fast as She Can

February 27, 2017|Comments Off on Lauren Graham: Talking as Fast as She Can

Best known for her turns as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on Parenthood, actor Lauren Graham's new book Talking as Fast as I [...]

Falling in Love with Oregon

February 14, 2017|Comments Off on Falling in Love with Oregon

Oregon turns 158 years old this Valentine's Day. Celebrate Oregon's statehood by delving into a book that captures it's unique history and sense of [...]

  • Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White

George Herriman (and Krazy Kat): A Life in Black and White

February 7, 2017|Comments Off on George Herriman (and Krazy Kat): A Life in Black and White

One of the most underappreciated comic strips of the early 20th Century, Krazy Kat (1913-1944) and its ineffable charms are celebrated in Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White. This new biography of cartoonist Herriman by Michael Tisserand explores questions of identity (particularly racial) as seen through the prism of Herriman's cartoon masterpiece and through Herriman's own life.

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