Tag Archives: “The New Yorker”

TKC 395 Author David Denby

Author of Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives   Interview starts at 14:49 and ends at 42:07 You worry about the next generation of readers. Is literature going to survive? It seems to be surviving at the moment, but the iPhone has been around since 2007, and the way […]

TKC 292 George Packer

Author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America  Interview starts at 5:55 I don’t have the view that you might have and that some of your listeners might have, which is that there’s something completely corrupt about traditional publishing or that it’s somehow stacked against all this talent out there that’s just waiting to be […]

TKC 55 Nicholson Baker

News – Rupert Murdoch is still talking tough about a possible break with Amazon over the Wall Street Journal’s Kindle edition, despite a price increase in May and a bigger share of the revenue for News Corp.  Also, Sony announces two new Readers, one costing only $199 and the other featuring a touchscreen. Tech Tip […]

TKC 40 Pam McCarthy

News (1:55) – Stephen Windwalker wonders if the latest Kindle 2 firmware update, 2.0.3, might address the screen contrast issue. Ted Inoue weighs in, saying probably not. Blog Kindle suggests the new update may have something to do with Amazon’s planned pullback from Text to Speech in the face of Authors Guild opposition. Meanwhile, a […]