WIRED Magazine has a holiday pop-up store. Located on 692 Broadway, New York, NY, the store will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from November 19 through December 26 only. If you get a chance, you should check it out. It's pretty cool! Click on the actual slideshow to see full-sized images. … [Read more...] about WIRED pop-up store: a slideshow
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Have hope, all of you who have declared print books as dead. According to David L. Ulin, the Los Angeles Times book critic, "print books aren't going anywhere." E-books complement print books, and the real issue "is that we read, that we continue to interact with long-form writing; by altering the conditions of the conversation, e-books and e-readers have already served an … [Read more...] about 12/13/10: This Week in Publishing
Yes, sadly friends, I no longer work at LIFE anymore. But on the bright side, I will be working at Random House next semester, as an editorial intern for Wendy Lamb books! Anyway, I just thought I'd share some highlights of my last day at LIFE. First, I finally got to write for LIFE! One of these days, galleries for Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Sandra Bullock at their … [Read more...] about My Last Day at LIFE
Kristianstad, Sweden does not use oil, natural gas, or coal to heat its homes and businesses. Instead, it uses gas extracted from biomass like farm and food waste. This is not uncommon in European cities, but Kristianstad harnesses "biogas for an across-the-board regional energy makeover that has halved its fossil fuel use and reduced the city’s carbon dioxide emissions by … [Read more...] about Science Rules!
Learning about publishing law may be a lot of work, but it sure is entertaining. In my last class, we discussed a couple of particularly interesting cases, one of which involves the video you see above. South Park is no stranger to lawsuits. But their most recent one concerns copyright infringement upon a hit YouTube video from 2007. In 2008, South Park released an episode … [Read more...] about Fun(ny) Copyright Cases
Rumor has it that Barnes & Noble may no longer exist one year from now. In the meantime, I can enjoy their stores and Christmas decorations. And I can also play around with their Nook. The new color Nook was recently released. It uses LED like Apple's iPad, but it's formatted similarly to Amazon's Kindle--with a twist. There's an interesting feature that shows book … [Read more...] about Barnes & Noble
Yesterday was the first day I was out in the snow. It was light and pretty, and by the time I got home, I couldn't feel my hands, because I got very camera happy and couldn't stop taking pictures of all the beautiful and elaborate window displays in Manhattan. Below are some of the best ones, and if you want to see a whole slideshow, check out my Passports and Placemats … [Read more...] about My Favorite Manhattan Christmas Window Displays
My interactive media class was held at HarperCollins today. I don't have the best photo of the building, but we were told to wait outside until 6:30 p.m. so as not to overwhelm security, and it was freezing. Below freezing, in fact, it was snowing, and we were waiting in a wind tunnel, longingly looking in at the cozy looking HarperCollins lobby. Our guest speaker was … [Read more...] about Visit to HarperCollins
In Scandanavia, readers and libraries want more e-books and are getting e-books from other countries. But publishers distrust libraries, thinking they help piracy, and they are facing a dilemma with pricing and copyright protection. SCANDINAVIA: e-Book market uncertainty Even though there's a lot of news about more schools using e-textbooks, a recent study shows that … [Read more...] about 12/12/10: This Week in Publishing
While working on some galleries this week, I found out a couple interesting facts: 1. Jack Nicholson thought that his grandparents were his parents until he was 37 years old, when a Time reporter writing a feature about Nicholson told him. 2. Morgan Freeman does not approve of Black History Month. He has said, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American … [Read more...] about Facts of LIFE
All kinds of good science news this week. First, late night Dec. 13 and early morning Dec. 14, there will be a "dazzling Geminid meteor shower" that is "expected to be the best display of so-called 'shooting stars' of the year." The Geminid meteor shower occurs every year, and they are a source of mystery to scientists. Meteor showers come about when "Earth passes through a … [Read more...] about Science Rules! Week 2
That's not a terrible thing. I am, after all, in a graduate publishing program and Twitter is a huge part of marketing these days. But finals week starts in T-minus 6 days, and instead of hitting the books, I've been tweeting. Not that procrastination is new to me, but usually right about now is when I'd have the cleanest apartment in the world, with everything neatly … [Read more...] about Twitter is Taking Over My Life
Arguments for Proposition 8 began at the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today at 10 a.m., PST. The ruling will come later, but in the meantime, you can watch live coverage at SF Appeal and read live updates at California Beat. … [Read more...] about Will California’s Prop 8 Finally Be Overturned?
It has finally happened! Google launched the Google eBookstore on Monday. The bookstore is an extension of Google's book project, "an effort that began in 2004 to scan all 130 million books in the world, by Google’s estimate." Because it is cloud-based, it is an "open-ecosystem," which means consumers can buy their books once through the eBookstore, store them in a "central, … [Read more...] about 12/06/10: This Week in Publishing