Onward and Upward with the Arts: Future Reading

Anthony Grafton, in The New Yorker The hype and rhetoric make it hard to grasp what Google and Microsoft and their partner libraries are actually doing. We have clearly reached a new point in the history of text production. On many fronts, traditional periodicals and books are making way for blogs and other electronic formats. But magazines and books still sell a lot of copies. The rush to digitize the…

After Halloween where do all the pumpkins go? Now we know

In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jonathan D. Silver waxes poetic: Where do all the pumpkins go, post Halloween’s big costume show? Are they left to rot and molder, as the weather trends ever colder? Or is there some more organized scheme, to dispose of leftovers that aren’t the crop’s cream? Wherefore do they, might they go? Inquiring minds want to know! Silver is a clever writer, though his meter could be…