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.


janeiac game

Jane Austen, so hot right now.


“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.


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?

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