Where’s the LaBeouf?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

The offending LaBeouf Twitter pic, courtesy of BuzzFeed. Something very bizarre is going on with the Shia LaBeouf plagiarism story. Something else very bizarre. On top of all the other bizarre stuff [...]

Most popular sponsored content in 2013 about books

By libertyc
December 24, 2013 // 3 Comments

Native advertising was one of the buzzwords in 2013. As digital outlets such as news sites looked for ways to make money, many turned to sponsored content. A native advertising distribution firm, [...]

The smarm debate continued: It's not about the Internet … or is it?

By libertyc
December 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

The literary feud about snark versus smarm kicked off at the end of this year seems set to splutter on well into 2014. Maureen Dowd, in the New York Times Sunday Review, picked it up in a piece [...]

BuzzFeed, smarm, and literary criticism: Why nasty matters

By libertyc
December 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

One of the choicest literary feuds of 2013 that Rachel Arons lit on in The New Yorker’s casualty report from the cultural battlefield was the multi-round faceoff between Tom Scocca and the [...]

BuzzFeed Launches a Books Section

By libertyc
July 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Readers might be checking out a new site. Even though there’s cat picture or two, BuzzFeed has created a new section dedicated to readers – BuzzFeed Books. BuzzFeed Books launched [...]

BuzzFeed's Signs of Book Addiction — Don't Expect Kindle to Save You

By libertyc
July 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

BuzzFeed recently ran a good-to-hilarious-to-painfully-true expose on the “25 Signs You’re Addicted To Books,” with staffer Summer Anne Burton contributing insights and visuals from [...]

How to build you very own Little Free Library

By Dan Eldridge
April 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

I vaguely remember seeing a few blog posts and photo-heavy features here and there in months past about tiny, DIY libraries. It always seemed to me like the sort of thing you might expect to see in [...]

A Virtual Library for NYC Straphangers

By libertyc
March 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

Those who take the subway in New York City know it can be tedious and crowded at times, and lively and energetic at others. During the long evening-time commute home, the subway can be dreadfully [...]

Is the Vampire Weekend classified ad proof that print is approaching its retro-cool tipping point?

By Dan Eldridge
February 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I about wet myself after opening up the February 18 issue of New York magazine, after which I immediately flipped to the often imitated (but never duplicated) Approval Matrix. There it was, right [...]

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