What kind of reader are you? A book abandoner? The bookophile? The Atlantic has a diagnostic guide. Blogger Jen Doll quotes New Yorker writer Mark O’Connell, who confesses to his own reading habits. “’ll be reading a novel and thoroughly enjoying it. Then I’ll be […]

Jay Rosen asks, “What explains falling confidence in the press?” In the period before Woodward and Berstein, 70 percent of Americans had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the news media. Today it’s 44 percent. Why? “What makes it a puzzle is […]

In conjunction with its Celebration of the Book, the Library of Congress has opened an exhibit of the most influential books in American history. They aren’t the best, per se, but they are those that made a lasting impact on our culture. From their press […]

New experiments show how much we’ve come to rely on the Internet to know things. From Big Think: The Internet as Hive Mind. “When we’re faced with hard questions, we don’t search our minds—we first think of the Web.” From NPR. Noted author Larry McMurtry […]