Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quaterly, has written a thought-provoking essay in Mother Jones: How the Internet Fails Us. From his essay: “The times, like all others, can be said to be the best of times and the worst of times. The Internet can be […]

I have long been a big fan of Bill Moyers. Now that he is back on television he has created his own website, which not only includes links to his new weekly series it also includes archival footage of some of his past work. Here […]

Filmmaker Spike Jones (Where the Wild Things Are) has been making short films and videos in recent years. Here’s a wonderful stop motion love story for book lovers called Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side). Set in famed bookstore Shakespeare and Company, […]

Two great feature stories came out this week about Robert Caro’s 40-year effort to chronicle the life of Lyndon Johnson: one in the New York Times Magazine, the other in Esquire. The fourth volume, The Passage of Power, which will hit stores on May 1. […]

Could Next Issue Media’s business model be the future for magazine publishers? It’s been called Netflix for magazines. From Wired (emphasis added): “This week, Next Issue Media released a new Android tablet newsstand for magazines from equity partners Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith and Time Inc. […]

I’ve always loved the work of economist Robert Shiller. His insight always seems to be ahead of its time–consider his books Irrational Exuberance,The Subprime Solution, The New Financial Order and most recently Animal Spirits. He has a new book coming out soon called Finance and […]