The last days of a Comic-con I had been hearing distinctive Artoo Detoo chirps and raspberries for a while but I couldn’t quite nail down where they came from –…Continue readingPeople people EVERYWHERE
My first Comic-con: Friday, Day 2 The closer I got to the Convention Center the more surreal the streets became. Pirates. Boba Fetts. Lots of Reys, of different ages and…Continue readingSurrealism in Seattle
My first Comic-con: Day 1 My knowledge of the comic-con phenomenon came from the legends of my tribe, the nerds and the geeks and the science fiction and fantasy people…Continue readingThe geeks and the nerds
Today marks the 90th anniversary of Scribner’s publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. “During my junior year of high school,” Kara Watson writes at Off the Shelf,…Continue readingTurning 90
Washington Square North, Nov. 2, 2013. At Slate, David Rosenberg offers proof that New Yorkers will read absolutely anywhere by examing the work of photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald, who started a…Continue readingThey read WHERE?
…and embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com Seattle ranks as the country’s second-most literate big city, behind Washington, D.C., as measured by things like the number of bookstores, library resources, newspaper…Continue readingSeattle bookstores soar…
Many destinations are benefiting from their connection, however tenuous, to a popular work of literature, Mental Floss reminds us. Bath, England Bath Festival Jane Austen died in 1817 but still…Continue reading12 Literary Pilgrimages
Perhaps in publishing… Well, perhaps in digital publishing anyhow. Emily Parkhurst, a staff writer for the Puget Sound Business Journal, believes Seattle is moving in on the Big Apple to…Continue readingSeattle, the next New York?