Category Archives: Literature

Poorly-formatted-for-the-Kindle graphic novels now finally viewable on Kindle for iPhone app

My biggest gripe about the Kindle to date has been the first purchase I ever made for the device: City of Glass: The Graphic Novel. I bought this graphic novel when I only had the Kindle for iPhone application, the … Continue reading

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Fun with Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha, a new computational search engine, launched last night. Instead of merely searching a corpus of information to present possible answers based on keywords (what Google does), Wolfram Alpha actually uses computers to attempt to answer your questions by … Continue reading

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Introducing Let’s Talk Lit!

You may not know this about me, but I have three degrees (from three different institutions) that I earned by reading and thinking and talking at length about books. Rather than let them go entirely to waste, I thought it … Continue reading

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Remembering David Foster Wallace

When I was in graduate school at Illinois State University (and I was much younger and cockier than I am now), I had David Foster Wallace as a professor for a contemporary literature class, which he very much taught as … Continue reading

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Santa’s Panopticon

If you’re a child, please don’t read this post. As Kristin and I were watching Santa Claus is Coming to Town tonight, I started thinking about Foucault’s┬áDiscipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison, and his discussion of the panopticon … Continue reading

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