Mix Tape: The One

The 3:AM website disappeared last week. Its servers were managed by a company whose website was down and whose owner could not be located—until people used social media to track him down. But what are the ultimate consequences for online…

Mix Tape: Weapon of Mass Instruction

“The Book That Can’t Wait” demands your immediate attention—not necessarily because of its content but because it was printed using disappearing ink. Wait…what was that book again? The one with the girl and the older man? You know, and he…

Mix Tape: Rainbows Have Seams

Do you like words? Do you like “suave V words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve”? Do you like “crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty”? Why Crayon Names Matter, or Rainbows Have Seams. In response to John Darnielle’s…

Mix Tape: Judge a Book

What are the top ten poetry presses based on their book covers? These small presses are big on design. Seventeen-year-old Sarah Turbin’s paperback cover design for John Green’s 2006 Printz Honor title, An Abundance of Katherines, was just nerdy enough to win.…

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