Reading Archives

March 30, 2007

"You may be seated next to that leggy blonde cheerleader or the yokozuna who makes Hurley from Lost look like an anorexic teen."

Musings indeed.

April 12, 2007

Remembering Kurt Vonnegut.


June 25, 2007

Do you keep reading material in the bathroom?

No. Too much potential for water related damage.

October 1, 2007

An Atlas of Radical Cartography.

I likes maps because I likes science.

November 20, 2007

"The offensive part is being portrayed as a drunk, murderous plotter with a Czech name and a Transylvanian accent."

From the brilliant new magazine Russia!

November 26, 2007

Acme Novelty Library #18.

December 10th can not come soon enough.

"Kerouac produced the continuous scroll by taping pages of semi-translucent paper together to feed the typewriter and write without interruption."

Currently on display at the NYPL.

November 27, 2007


A blog dedicated to album covers.

November 30, 2007

"The perfect first is a myth."

The first post is a lot like playing golf. You end up second guessing everything you do.

January 23, 2008

PVP Makes Me Sad.

Written by Fake Scott McCloud.

February 12, 2008

The Starman Omnibus Volume 1.

If you haven't seen Tony Harris' artwork then you're missing out, big time. Robinson's writing is also something not to miss.

February 23, 2008

The 2008 Tournament of Books.

Coudal Partners and a bunch of other cool companies will be buying books for kids if you lay down a little gambling money and take a chance to win some cool prizes.

April 4, 2008

Happy to have you back Dean.

Also glad to hear you're well.

April 17, 2008

Penguin has created a mash-up of the Internet and their back-catalog.

It's called We Tell Stories and I can't wait to see more.

April 24, 2008

"Yes! It was like The Graduate redux. I could turn my essays into three-dimensional dioramas..."

Sloane Crosley

June 12, 2008

Now my wife — well, she'll kick your ass in reading.

I am so not kidding.

June 14, 2008

"Springfield, MO has a new library and its focus isn't on books but reading."

What a novel idea.

Field Tested Books 2008 by the map.

To damn cool.

July 4, 2008

Captain America - White.

A preview.

July 7, 2008

How to save money? Steal a hybrid car.

Get more OPEC busting wisdom from the writers at The Morning News.


First issue is definitely worth the read (see link in middle of page).

July 21, 2008

Watchmen in motion.

DC might be on to something here.

August 26, 2008

James Jean to stop producing cover art for Fables.

Thanks for the ride while it lasted!

September 15, 2008

David Foster Wallace hanged himself last Friday.

Very sad.

September 29, 2008

David Sedaris reads David Sedaris.

Just one of the many reasons why we all should support NPR.

October 5, 2008

Fifty things every comic collection needs.

Tim, you're right, this is going to cost a lot of money.

November 10, 2008

DMZ Criterion Covers.


December 4, 2008

Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts.

Must read.

All the glory that is Windhammer.

"When my name finally rang out, I realized why my preparation had been so casual: I wouldn't be the one performing."

December 10, 2008

Batman: Black & White.

DC's second entry in the "motion comics" format.

NPR's best graphic novels of 2008.

Looks like a trip to Matt's place might have to occur this week.

January 3, 2009

Pingmag is on an "extended hiatus."

I hope that's not just a Japanese way of saying goodbye.

January 20, 2009

The Competition Bicycle: A Photographic History.

Nix, this is all you baby.

January 25, 2009

MAD magazine goes quarterly.

They cite readers feedback as the reason. I think they're making a play for Lapham's market share.

February 8, 2009

"The #1 habit successful people share with me is this: They read books to learn."

I'm reading right now!

February 9, 2009

This has to be, absolutely, the worst way to publish content online.

I just tried to read a magazine and could not get past page two. Pity.

February 11, 2009

I don't want more motion comics.

I want to be able to read comics on Kindle.

February 24, 2009


For those who recently purchased a Kindle.

February 28, 2009

"The Kindle 2 is better than the original, but it still looks like it was designed by the makers of the Commodore 64."

Pity it can't play Bruce Lee.

March 1, 2009

In which Coudal encourages gambling to help buy books for children.

Personally, I'd prefer a Monte Carlo night (here's the one from '97, that's Jim dealing the cards) but this will have to do.

March 27, 2009

Comics are starting to become available for Kindle.

More please.

April 28, 2009

Goodbye Portfolio.

I hope this isn't a sign of things to come for Monocle.

September 15, 2009

Vanity Fair forces print readers to their website so they can finish reading the stories.

That so 1996.

September 16, 2009

Three definitions of "reader".

"Instead of what do I have time for? ask what is the meaning of it all?"

April 28, 2010

On May 4, this will be a bookstore.

Bookmark this and set your calendar.

The Bygone Bureau.

An updated take on the old Arts & Letters.

July 17, 2010

NPR is asking you to vote for the 100 best ever killer thrillers.

My Kindle is ready for the results.

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