More Bad News for Writers

I ran across this in the New Yorker from George Packer: “Without sufficient advances, many writers will not be able to undertake long, difficult, risky projects. Those who do so anyway will have to expend a lot of effort mastering the art of blowing their own horn. ‘Writing is being outsourced, because the only people […]

Can “Hunger Games” Change the World?

Some novels have the power to spark the collective imagination, resulting in sweeping societal changes, for example, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” “The Jungle,” “1984” and …”The Hunger Games”? Maybe. Besides setting off a trend of girls getting into archery (perhaps along with “Brave’s” Princess Merida), the “3-finger salute” has been popping up a lot lately. The […]