Random House of Canada just launched a new online magazine called Hazlitt. Read all about it here.
Last week, I had lunch with William Gibson and talked about his first-ever collection of non-fiction, Distrust That Particular Flavor. My story ran today.
A few things in today’s paper: my final cultural lesson — of memes and Mentos; SARS wasn’t the viral hit of the decade after all — appears, as does my list of movies of the year. Also, I take part in this week’s Popcorn Panel. The movie? Avatar, which made my top 10. Also, over on The Ampersand, you can find my pick for album of the year.
In Wednesday’s National Post I explore the resurgence of 3-D, and over on The Afterword I chat with Shortcover’s Michael Serbinis about new e-reading service Kobo.
In today’s National Post, I write about my week with Amazon’s much-hyped e-reader, the Kindle, and sit down with Michael Serbinis, president of Shortcovers, Indigo’s e-book platform.
In today’s National Post, I try and make sense of the Google Book Settlement.
If you thought — like me — no Canadians were longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize, you were wrong. Ed O’Loughlin, nominated for his debut novel Not Untrue and Not Unkind, was born in Toronto and spent his early years in Edmonton. I spoke to him on Friday, and the Q&A is posted on The Afterword. Meanwhile, over at That Shakespearean Rag, I take part in a roundtable on digitization along with Steven Beattie, Pasha Malla, and Julie Wilson.