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Elsewhere for January 22, 2017

You should read this for 1/22/2017: You are what you read, the other Washington remains a beacon of hope, progress and opportunity for all, the cake is a lie, grace all the way, you voted for him, you fix him, and thighs are the way to go. Via The New York…

Elsewhere for January 15, 2017

You should read this for 1/15/2017:Just five books, please, ones that the Suck Fairy hasn’t visited, whales in their crone phase, horses know how to train humans, humans feeding other humans, humans removing health care from other humans, and everything you need to know about cooking beans. Five Books: The…

Elsewhere for August 7, 2016

You should read this for 8/7/2016: Dear Hillary: How Very Dare You!“I bought into a narrative about Hillary Clinton that has been produced, packaged, and perpetuated by mostly the GOP with the help of many democrats and independents.” For the love of stuff: I am my things and my things are…

Elsewhere for July 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton Helped Me Realize That Powerful Women Deserve Love Trump: Clinton should have congratulated me for making history Nature published a Neolithic DNA study revealing “three genetically distinct farming populations living in the Near East at the dawn of agriculture 12,000 to 8,000 years ago: two newly described groups…

England’s Premier Cowboy Singer!

“So what’s wrong with Apple?”

Jeff Carlson on Everything Wrong with Tech Reporting in One Paragraph And this, my friends, is why most tech reporting sucks. The “snag” is that Apple is so successful that it can’t grow fast enough to appease analysts and investors, whose expectations have never reflected reality anyway.

Amazon Escalates the Attack Against Hachette

Amazon has moved from discouraging customers from buying books published by Hatchette (AKA Hachette Livre, including Hachette, Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown and Company, Orbit), to removing books from sale; you may remember that on January 29, 2010 Amazon pulled all of Macmillan’s books from sale—two days after Apple announced…

On University Presses and the Nature of Scholarly Publishing

From Scott Sherman in The Nation: “University Presses Under Fire How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.” Another setback in the 1960s and 1970s was the rise of large publishing conglomerates such as Elselvier, Springer and Wiley, which aggressively expanded their acquisition…

What’s Happening to Division Street? The Gentrification of Portland

It feels like the aspects of Portland that are so valued are facilitating the influx of people that are destroying what we all love about the city. There’s a phenomenon where a slightly run down neighborhood in an urban area, often with lots of warehouse space, becomes a residential area…

More on Jill Abramson and The New York Times

From The New Yorker: “Jill Abramson and The Times: What Went Wrong?” by Ken Auletta There is one more question: Why did the Times, which so heralded the hiring of its first female executive editor, terminate Abramson in such a brutal fashion? What else happened between Thompson’s April 28th plea…