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Question Marks and Commas Make For Classic Cinema
Punctuation can tell you a lot about a person, but at Slate Nathan Heller has traced the rise and fall of film director Woody Allen all through his use of the humble comma.
"Bafflingly mispunctuated" poster from Woody Allen
Heller argues that Allen’s films were at their best when the titles used more punctuation, citing What’s New Pussycat?, What’s Up, Tiger Lily? and…
Booksellers and Readers Have Reason to Hope
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It was standing room only at our recent Meanland event on future directions for books and bookshops. Chaired by incoming Meanjin editor Sally Heath and featuring presenters Chris Flynn, Corrie Perkin, Jo Case and Michael Webster, the discussion canvassed a wide array of anxieties and hopes for the future of books and the shops that sell them. Despite the rapid…
The Art of the Author Bio
Here’s a story that will interest anyone who’s ever had to sum up their lives in a few pithy words. It’s about ‘About the Authors’, that section at the front or end of a magazine, journal or anthology, or sometimes a note at the bottom of the front page or at the end of a piece, with a few words summing up the writer’s…
World Book Night Schism
Tomorrow is World Book Night in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Billed as “the most ambitious and far-reaching celebration of adult books and reading ever attempted in the UK and Ireland”, the event follows up on World Book Day, which was yesterday in the UK and on April 23 almost everywhere else. The brainchild of Jamie Byng of Canongate, the event kicks off tonight…
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