Short, as epics go. And one certainly feels something got lost in translation. But there’s a marvelous universality to it at the same time, and a quaint reflection of a world more enchanted and more innocent. And the way it ends bespeaks a kind of tragedy-of-time, a luminous lamentation, that reminds me of Beowulf. I … More Gilgamesh is Fascinating.
I’m celebrating a milestone and will be largely away from my computer. But some good posts about publishing will be incomprehensible by this week. I’ve been weighing WordPress and Tablo, and I’ll have some thoughts to share.
In my fisking of Variety’s pre-advertising for next year’s Oscars, I made this prediciton about Wes Anderson’s film Isle of Dogs: See? There’s already a ghetto for cartoons. “Dogs” will get nominated for this, and then lose to something Italian that gets a limited release in New York for a week. And that was before Wes … More Wes Anderson’s Doom: Special Screening of Awaited European Animated Film at Cannes
Supplied by no other than Larry Correia. He’s in rare form, beyond calling out the puritanical screeching that has become so obligatory on the Left, he makes this salient point: I often see people describe rags like the New Yorker as “intellectual”, and then they lament how America is “anti-intellectual.” No. America isn’t anti-intellectual. The problem … More A Glorious Fisking of the New Yorker’s Chik-Fil-A Snit
or, A Crash Course in Public Relations I started this post wondering if I would, in fact, finish it. Because we live in a world of mass communication and everyone has had to interact with journalists of varying stripes, right? So, who needs advice on dealing with the media? Then I realized that I had […] … More Mad Genius Club Advises on Dealing with the Press
Since I last made updates, Tablo has made large structural changes to how it publishes and distributes books. Consequently, I’ve had to make some changes as well. The big takeaway is paperback publishing and retail distribution is now available. Given that the prices seem to be per year, per book, rather than a one-time fee, … More Changes in Tablo Prompt The Rise of Poetry
Yesterday’s post was number 1,000. Which doesn’t mean a whole lot, but there was a moment there when I wasn’t sure that was going to happen. I started blogging, over on Blogger, in 2003. I stopped my first blog in 2007. I started again, with two blogs, in 2009. I stopped that in 2011 and … More Thoughts on Hitting my Thousandth Post