Critical Linking: April 30th, 2013

“there are new genres of arts journalism that make the old forms of print criticism obsolete. While it is easy to count jobs lost, it is almost statistically impossible to get numbers on jobs created because they do not look like the old jobs and they are not at the same institutions.”

I can think of one such “institution.”


Michael Diamond (a k a Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the surviving members of the hip-hop group, have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, for a book celebrating their history and aesthetic. A title has not been chosen, but it is planned to come out in fall 2015, the publisher is expected to announce this week.

I think it’s a sure shot.


“The best part of being a bookworm and living in the New York area is that there are so many independent bookstores, each with their own personality,”

If I didn’t live in New York, this would make me incredibly envious.


“I think the dirty secret of the book business is that people still love to read,” Powell said. “People love a physical object and they love to read, and we get to play in that in a way an online-only retailer doesn’t get to.”

I think you mean that’s the dirty little secret of American culture.



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