Critical Linking: September 5, 2014

 

comic con bag dress

Okay, Book Expo. Time to step your tote bag game up.

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“So, how do we connect potentially curious readers of all ages to the wonders of the universe locked in those “boring” explanations? The answer is obvious (since, y’know, I’ve already told you):

Comics.”

There is nothing about this that I don’t love.

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“To tide readers over until the publication of Book 4 of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s blockbuster autobiographical novel, Archipelago Books will publish, as a Kindle Single, an expanded edition of the dramatic sequence (from Book 1) in which a teenaged Karl Ove struggles to bring booze to a New Year’s party in a nearby town. At 350 pages, Book 3.5 will include, among other new writing, a much more thorough description of the ditch where Karl Ove stashes his beer to avoid being caught by his father’s brother, Gunnar.”

Inside-baseball publishing satire done right. 

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“Her personality is ‘being a girl,’ and that is not a personality.”

How do I love Lumberjanes? Let me count the ways.

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