Good posts about bad news

Scott McLemee, next door at Quick Study, has just posted an item about another stand-alone book review section in a big-city daily newspaper going down. According to blogger Emilymnk, the San Diego Union-Tribune has folded its separate book section into two pages in the Sunday "Entertainment" section, cutting the number of book reviews in half.

Over at Critical Mass, John Freeman has already posted the National Book Critics Circle's call to arms.

And here's a handy compilation of my own thoughts about the ongoing crisis.

June 25, 2007 9:33 AM |



Best of the Vault


Pat Barker, Frankenstein, Cass Sunstein on the internet, Samuel Johnson, Thrillers, Denis Johnson, Alan Furst, Caryl Phillips, Richard Flanagan, George Saunders, Michael Harvey, Larry McMurtry, Harry Potter and more ...


Big D between the sheets -- Dallas in fiction


Reviewing the state of reviewing


9/11 as a novel: Why?


How can critics say the things they do? And why does anyone pay attention? It's the issue of authority.

The disappearing book pages:  

Papers are cutting book coverage for little reason

Thrillers and Lists:  

Noir favorites, who makes the cut and why



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