The New Yorker has a profile of cover artist Lorraine Louie with a small gallery of her covers for Vintage Contemporaries. “From the 1984 début of those first seven books, the Vintage Contemporaries design attracted immediate attention. It felt perfectly of the moment, a snapshot of the mid-eighties. […]
The Public Domain Review features new books and films that have come into the public domain in the US on Jan. 1, 2023. Read more here. Meanwhile, Duke University has a resource listing sound recordings as well and discussions of copyright and the public domain here.
At the Library of America blog, “[Jonath R. Eller] answered our questions about the enduring critical and popular success of Ray Bradbury’s short fiction and how his short stories gradually moved from such pulp magazines as Weird Tales and Planet Stories to “slick” magazines like Harper’s and The […]
Read Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Unnatural Mother” and a lot about Gilman at Library of America. “Meanwhile, back in San Francisco, Charlotte was beginning to realize that her social reputation had doomed her prospects for a living. She later reported that Helen Campbell, her fellow editor on The […]
At Crime Reads Corinne writes about the Detection Club, ‘fair play’ in mysteries–especially in members’ mysteries. “The sacred oath required of prospective members of the Detection Club demanded, among other things, their adherence to that Golden Age holy of holies, the principle of ‘fair play’ (i.e., presentation of […]
“While the top of the charts has been oligopolized, the bottom remains a vibrant anarchy. There are weird books and funky movies and bangers from across the sea. Two of the most interesting video games of the past decade put you in the role of an immigration officer and an […]