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The Book of Clouds

A hundred years from now, how will literary historians deal with 21st-century authors like Tao Lin?
As books turn into data and tweets are archived for posterity, how will readers and academics cope with the detritus of a digital age?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 12, 2010

Girls talk

There's only one thing more dangerous than being an ambitious, attractive twentysomething female stumbling through the publishing industry, attempting to secure quantifiable career success and, also, a fantastic boyfriend: the impulse to write about it.
Sloane Crosley and Emily Gould tell all
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 18, 2010

The Neda video and the definition of journalism

Writing at Gawker, John Cook argues that the decision to give a George Polk award to the unidentified (wo)man who caught Neda Agha-Soltan's death on...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 16, 2010

Times Co. memo blasts, contains bad info

Like Dan Kennedy, I'm curious about what "incorrect information" today's much-discussed Times Co. me...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 25, 2009
Yet another reason the recession is bad for journalists

Yet another reason the recession is bad for journalists

 Gawker's Hamilton Nolan raises an interesting point: if financial journalists tend to get ins...
By Adam Reilly  |  March 10, 2009

Dowd's bogus case for Kennedy

In its sharp deconstruction of today's Maureen Dowd column--which attempts to make the case for Caro...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 07, 2009


Master of Hub hits

Greater Boston has witnessed a shocking amount of drama in the new year.

Meet Adam Gaffin, Boston’s reigning Web czar

By ADAM REILLY  |  March 05, 2008

Fine Lines: It's Like Eating Your Favorite Book

Okay, we feel badly for calling out Jezebel about the whole bitter thing -- it's not all the time! i...
By Sharon Steel  |  February 01, 2008
Swag Off

Swag Off

This Thursday Styles piece about beauty bloggers and swag is basically just repackages a million-yea...
By Sharon Steel  |  February 01, 2008

Southern discomfort

A pair of recent developments in the Sun Belt serves as a useful reminder that antagonism between government and the press can get a whole lot nastier.
Anti-press overreach in the Sun Belt. Plus, the strange resilience of Page Six editor Richard Johnson
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 26, 2007
Michael Chabon accused of Anti-Semitism

Michael Chabon accused of Anti-Semitism

Radar's Gutter Report just alerted us to a new media brouhaha revolving around MICHAEL CHABON. The ...
By Sharon Steel  |  May 03, 2007