“Those who watch the book deal emails from Publishers Lunch know that Chad Harbach, an editor at n+1, recently sold his first novel, The Art of Fielding, but a Bloomberg article today reveals it went for an eye-popping $650,000. The book centers around baseball at a fictional Wisconsin college, and Bloomberg pegs the deal as “one of the highest prices for a man’s first novel on a topic appealing to a male audience.” Possible buried lede: n+1 compatriots Benjamin Kunkel and Keith Gessen saw their first novels sell 48,000 and 7,000 copies respectively, according to Neilsen BookScan.”
“We were just talking about those American Apparel ads. They’re fucking gross, man. Look, I love beautiful girls too. I think everyone should be free to have their knee socks and their sweaty shorts, but I’m over it. I’m over this weird, exhausted girl. I’m over the girl that’s tired and freezing and hungry. I like bossy girls, I always have. I like people filled with life. I’m over this weird media thing with all this, like, hollow-eyed, empty, party crap.”—
"I will only be playing flexidiscs that were packaged with zines"
Independent has several definitions, but the one this book uses is the crucial question of whether a label distributes its records through one of the corporate music behemoths - in the period in question they were the so-called Big Six: Capitol, CBS, MCA, PolyGram, RCA, and WEA - which allows them entrée to vastly more stores than the smaller, independent distributors.
The dirty little secret of office technology is that no one can agree on how exactly to measure white-collar productivity. That means, in turn, that no one can prove definitively that PCs and other technologies contribute anything to productivity.
What the experts have figured out is how to track what office workers actually spend their time doing. The results indicate that — contrary to any assumptions about their usefulness — personal computers, smartphones, notebooks, netbooks and associated gadgets can be such massively beguiling, addictive time sinks that they materially damage the economy — draining it by one-sixteenth, according to one calculation.
Krucoff is hard at work on an iPad version of Young Manhattanite. He’s almost done with the HTML5 part. You should see the pinch to zoom thing he’s doing with the reblog feature. It will REVOLUTIONIZE reblogging. Seriously, take what you know about reblogging and just throw it out the window. Because it’s gonna seem silly in 2 weeks.
I’m thinking of seeing a movie today after work, since I get out at 3:30. It’s between Greenberg and Shutter Island, two films that are quite polarizing among PEOPLE FROM THE INTERNET. Let’s weigh the options:
I’ve never not enjoyed a Noah Baumbach film.
I can be…
Shutter Island would have been a better movie if it had been set in an abandoned fat camp, because then at the end, Leo’s character would have been revealed to actually be A CAMPER AT THE FAT CAMP!!!