Critical Linking today is sponsored by Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami.
Can you pick the words that are spelled correctly?
Thursday morning quiz: can you identify the correct spellings of these commonly misspelled words?
So what The Sympathizer accomplished last week has actually been a long time coming — and is less notable for having happened now than for not having happened much sooner and much more often. But the fact that it has finally happened suggests we’ve reached a literary milestone — not least in terms of what kind of novel gets to be called “literary.”
Making the case that The Sympathizer‘s Pulitzer win heralds the beginning of the end of the genre wars.
I had told Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone that I would cover the Patty Hearst trial, and this pushed me into examining my thoughts about California. Some of my notes from the time follow here.
The brisk rise of coloring apps threatens the enormous growth of coloring book publishers, who sold 12 million adult and children’s coloring books in the U.S. last year — 1,100% more than in 2014, according to tracking firm Nielsen.
This makes a lot of sense.