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Book Cover of the Future

By JK Evanczuk on Sunday, November 13, 2011 - Comments Off

Better than a book trailer? UK publisher Walker Books has introduced a new type of book cover for the forthcoming YA novel Daylight Savings, which interacts with you when you mouse over it. Try it:

Pretty neat.

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Guest Post by D.W. Lichtenberg: The Best Movies of the Decade, 2010-2019

By admin on Monday, January 18, 2010 - Comments Off

Ed. Note: We got tired of all the ‘best-of’ lists of the past decade. So we had writer-filmmaker D.W. Lichtenberg write a best-of list of the next decade. Enjoy.

Recently, I invented a time machine. I traveled into the future for the sole purpose of seeing every movie that will be released in the coming decade. That way, I could be the first person to write a “best of the decade” movie list. And don’t worry, I didn’t cheat by traveling further into the future and copying everyone else’s top ten. But I do believe that this list will alter the future, and it’s because of this list that some of these movies will soon exist. Read more »

This Week: Pride and Prejudice as Written in Emoticons, Why the Novel Will Never Die

By JK Evanczuk on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - Comments Off
Pride and Prejudice: the emoticon adaptation

Pride and Prejudice: the emoticon adaptation

On David Foster Wallace’s “scare quotes,” and the joys of editing him.

An essay on the quiet art of cartooning, which sounds quite a lot like the quiet art of writing fiction. Which I guess, technically, is the same thing. Via The Rumpus.

What contemporary literature will people still be reading a century from now?

Pride and Prejudice, as written in emoticons, via Booksquare.

Books are America’s fourth form of entertainment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Even better news: there were more than four items on that list.

Why the novel will never die.

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Does This Mean I’ll Have to Get Off My Couch and Go Back to the Cineplex?

By JK Evanczuk on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - Comments Off

He thinks he's feeling up the protagonist.Is this the beginning of a 3-D revolution? Time has an article online discussing the upcoming wave of 3-D films fueled by such notables as Stephen Spielberg and James Cameron. The technology takes more time?and let’s not forget cold hard cash?to author, but many in the industry are betting it’s worth it. And some, like head of DreamWorks Animation SKG Jeffrey Katzenberg, are even going so far as saying that it will be the third wave of change to affect movies, after sound and color. Read more »

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