Critical Linking: December 7, 2012


The Washington Post, one of the last holdouts against the trend of charging readers for online access to newspaper articles, is likely to reverse that decision in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.

Well, crap. You’ll be missed here in Critical Linking, WaPo.


Markus Dohle, the chief executive of Random House, promised employees — from top editors to warehouse workers — a $5,000 annual bonus to celebrate a profitable year. The cheering went on for minutes, according to people in attendance.

All those 50 Shades of jokes you make? Well, Random House is laughing, right along with its employees, all the way to the bank.


Mr. Sepinwall’s book, which was self-published, has all the immediacy and attention to detail that has won his blog so many followers (including this one).

Holy crap. Kakutani reviewed a self-published book. AND SHE READS BLOGS!?! How is this not on TMZ right now!?!


So how do the Foundation novels look to me now that I have, as my immigrant grandmother used to say, grown to mature adultery? Better than ever. The trilogy really is a unique masterpiece; there has never been anything quite like it.

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, nerds out about Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy. Hard.


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