literature & culture — #
Hack the Cover by Craig Mod
Readlists offers “groups of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone.”
In celebration of the life and work of Maurice Sendak, behold Stephen Colbert’s interview with the man
Ken Segal’s upcoming book on Apple, Insanely Simple, promises to do what Walter Isaacson’s could not: explain Apple’s insatiable quest for simplicity.
I will say that I’m a guy who loves books—on a variety of subjects—and that I relish the opportunity to help other authors be heard. And that this is NOT some cynical bullshit list we’re talking about. This will be a very interesting group of authors whose works deserve attention. Also, Dan Halpern—as anyone lucky enough to know or work with him knows—is awesome. I proudly bask in his reflected glory.
The trailer for the new Tintin movie, The Secret Of The Unicorn is out and it looks great.
Designers & Books is “devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.”
When I look back at the plight of American research libraries in 2010, I feel inclined to break into a jeremiad. In fact, I want to deliver three jeremiads, because research libraries are facing crises on three fronts; but instead of prophesying doom, I hope to arrive at a happy ending.