CRITICAL LINKING: October 28, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


“The publisher, which puts out many top-tier magazines including Wired, GQ and The New Yorker, has seen digital subscriptions rise 268 percent since Newsstand arrived with the iOS 5 update almost two weeks ago.”

This makes it so much easier to ignore back issues of The New Yorker on your iPhone.


“There are a lot of fascinating historical points and statistics in Smil’s book that make it an interesting read, but what most fascinated me was learning about the incredible impact these two innovations have had on so many aspects of our lives.”

Huh. Apparently, $50 billion can’t buy you the ability to write lively prose.


“It appears that our mouth and hands are closely linked in the brain.”

True for gestures and language. Also true for barbecue.


What else caught your eye this morning?

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