Critical Linking

Critical Linking: August 12, 2013

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

 

Does Walter contradict himself? Very well, then he contradicts himself—more with each passing day. Like Whitman, he is large; he contains multitudes.

Move over, Mad Men. There’s another super-literary masterpiece on AMC.

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janeiac game

Jane Austen, so hot right now.

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“We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative,” says Lawrence. “We manned him up a little.”

Sad trombone for Catching Fire. The gamemakers will have to pull some strings to save you from the pitfalls of press junkets and gender stereotypes.

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These resources suggest that the real story is a combination of complex strategic machinations, brass-knuckles capitalism, and a myopic disregard of the consequences for any stakeholders save itself. As the company concentrates its power and influence in a nexus of commerce, government, and media, Amazon’s actions should draw even more scrutiny. I believe it’s our job to help encourage and promote that increased scrutiny.

Remind me, again…Negative campaigning is super-effective, right?