Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories, July 31 – August 4, 2012

The most popular stories from the last week in Critical Linking…


So I’m pulling ALL my work from the iBookstore today. I apologize to iBookstore fans. I tried. Hard.

This is one thing I think readers won’t stand; digital distributors of books blocking titles because of content that is not only  legal, but completely unobjectionable except that it might strengthen a competitor. If this is accurate, it needs to change. Now.


Over the next three weeks, Lehrer stonewalled, misled, and, eventually, outright lied to me.

I guess one way to “be creative” is just to make up shit that Bob Dylan never said. (Side note: what a miserably boring quote to fabricate, no?)


The investigation found that most for-profit [colleges] devote more resources to attracting students than they do to instructing them.



It sounds ridiculous to say we fell in love at Borders, but we did. I left notes in Melanie’s locker that listed a title and page number and she’d find the book (I used Anne Sexton’s “Love Poems” often) and open to the poem I had previously found for her. We bought each other books with our store discount. We drank cups of free coffee and stocked books side by side.

Quick, someone get Zooey Deschanel’s agent on the line.

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