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  • 'From Pen to Press' at the Walters has us thinking about the future of books

    'From Pen to Press' at the Walters has us thinking about the future of books
    Last Week I saw a blue transparent “Jurassic Park”-era iMac chilling in someone’s front yard on St. Paul. It looked cold and forlorn. People leave stuff in cardboard boxes for the benefit of the community all the time—paperbacks, old shoes, candlesticks, percolators—but the blue plastic computer in the snow struck me as the perfect visual representation of something I had been thinking about for a while. We treat old computers the same way we treat the old books we are no longer compelled to keep. I remember when those transparent computers were my techno-daydream, but now, someone can’t even give it away.
  • Wandering Eye: Fighting peanut allergies, a young IT guy gains 'internet millionaire' status, and more

    Wandering Eye: Fighting peanut allergies, a young IT guy gains 'internet millionaire' status, and more
    The growing prevalence of peanut allergies among youngsters is a confounding public-health frustration, prompting institutional responses (e.g., schools banning kids from bringing to school anything with nuts in them) that deprive unaffected kids of a...

    Wandering Eye: Jay from 'Serial' talks, the life of an Amazon warehouse worker, and more

    Wandering Eye: Jay from 'Serial' talks, the life of an Amazon warehouse worker, and more
    Jay Wilds never cooperated with Serial, but he's talking to Natasha Vargas-Cooper of The Intercept, the Glenn Greenwald investigative-reporting online magazine. In Serial, Wilds is a central character who is nonetheless a ghost presence throughout the...

    Justin Sirois sets up a digital hall of mirrors with a book about an app and an app about the book

    Most attempts to market books are dreadful. They are either stupid gimmicks that insult the book they are trying to promote or they are simply boring and irrelevant. Baltimore writer Justin Sirois has, however, hit on a way to promote his technobondage...

    Greenspan reaches for his dreams with a long-awaited debut

    A week before Brian "Greenspan" Dawkins released his first official retail album, Stairway to Heaven, a couple dozen friends, DJs, and tastemakers are invited to a listening session in the Lineup Room, the Parkville studio that birthed the album. After...