Posts Tagged: WSJ

Building Literary Community, Online

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A new website from Electric Literature and Grove Atlantic hopes to unite the online literary universe. The Wall Street Journal reports that the website is the latest attempt by publishers to connect with readers, particularly as newspapers dial back book coverage. The site will include essays from partners like n+1, the Paris Review, and others, […]

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Restaurant Jobs

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There’s bittersweet news on the job creation growth front—the Wall Street Journal released numbers that described the current state of hiring in this country, which revealed the growth in the food service industry, apparently one tenth of the American labor force. Though growth and jobs seems like good news, this trend indicates the ever-widening gap […]

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No More Liking, Please

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Has the point-of-view been rendered anachronistic by internet marketing? When we “like” something on Facebook, are we participating in a conformist internet-based culture? This Wall Street Journal article discusses the perils of “liking” and encourages us to be fearless and not just agreeable. (via @BookBench)

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Alina Simone Has Arrived

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Alina Simone, who just double-impressed us with her reading/musical performance at the last monthly Rumpus, was profiled in the Wall Street Journal. Her first book, You Must Go and Win, chock-full of wandering tales and witticisms and her latest album, Make Your Own Danger are both notable markers on her “artistic journey.” So, dabble in […]

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YA Fiction Feud

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This weekend twitter hosted a feud on the subject of young adult fiction, spurred by Meghan Cox Gurdon’s article in the Wall Street Journal, detailing the perils of contemporary young adult fiction. According to Gurdon, young adult fiction “can be like a hall of fun-house mirrors, constantly reflecting back hideously distorted portrayals of what life […]

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