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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…
Fox Defends Jumping the Shark
The LA Times has run a first-person piece from Fred Fox Jr, the man who wrote the infamous episode of Happy Days when Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli jumped a shark. It’s become an expression to mark when a TV show tipped into disrepute, but Fox thinks it’s one of the biggest misnomers in TV history.
Fox points out that far from being a death…
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