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Got something to say about your favorite album? 33 1/3 just might print it
David Barker does not know exactly how many proposals he has read since he started 331/3, the esteemed series of small, somewhat flimsy, uniformly sized books about records. He doesn't know how he wants to commemorate its 10-year anniversary next spring.
| June 22, 2012
Some people visit bookstores so their children can chew objects outside the home. Others, to peruse the latest magazines for free. Still others walk into a bookstore and are filled with a vague but palpable longing.
Interested in a career in books? Here's whatcha do.
| October 15, 2010
Bound for greatness
Twenty years ago, Damon and Naomi founded Exact Change, a small publishing house (okay, a small publishing room) specializing in a wide range of near-forgotten texts from the far-flung fringes of Dada, Surrealism, Fluxus, and other outcroppings of the 2
An Exact Change sampler
| September 18, 2009
Mixed book bag
It looks like a good season run-up to beach reads, with new fiction from Denis Johnson and Aleksandar Hemon, biographies of Gabriel García Márquez and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John Updike's final collection of poetry.
Reads to thaw out with
| March 16, 2009
Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
| June 09, 2008
Demystifying the origins of the blues has become a cottage publishing industry.
The music’s other life
| February 12, 2008
100% Green, this week
We thought it made sense to print the Phoenix ’s “Green Issue” on 100 percent recycled paper, procured through the Montreal-based paper producer Abitibi-Consolidated.
| November 07, 2007
Comics for Christ
Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
| October 10, 2007
When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
| August 30, 2007
Les Murray and Ted Hughes, though they dwelled in each other’s antipodes, had plenty in common.
Ted Hughes and Les Murray
| August 15, 2007
The Rough Guide series has long been a staple of the travel publishing industry; less well known is the company’s music division.
The Rough Guide music division
| June 05, 2007
Bankruptcy won't hurt Eggers's fundraising
Scores of independent publishing houses have faced possible shutdown in the past two months, due to the bankruptcy of the corporation that owns Publishers Group West, a major distributor in the indie book world.
| February 28, 2007
Tales of the times
Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best fiction and poetry books the Phoenix wrote about in 2006.
A year in fiction
| December 20, 2006
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