Arts & Literature Trivial Links
Compiled by Nathan Mattise
- So my short story was finally published on Esquire.com this Monday, but the aftermath excitement doesn’t stop there. I got a shout-out from USA Today’s Pop Candy this morning for my work.
Backstory: I met the Whitney Matheson at a Pop-Candy meet-up during last year’s “Office” Convention in Scranton. I sent her my facebook picture and it got posted on the site, she let me interview her for a journalism industry paper I had to write at Syracuse and I’ve had e-mail exchange life updates with her periodically ever since. Very cool of her to be so responsive to me – just makes me more of a fan).
- One major accomplishment this week that I didn’t get any piece of: the world record for number of authors on a single work has been set (90,000).
- In the art scene, if you’re not familiar with Bansky check out his work. He is a bit of a counter-culture hero who anonymously graffiti’s the streets of London with some politically progressive pieces. Sadly, the anonymity might not stick much longer.
- If you still don’t take blogging seriously, consider this. Not only do symposiums on the practice exist, but studies about trends in blogging based on gender exist (and appropriate actions are being taken).
- Finally, what should literature coverage in a newspaper look like? Chicago Tribune readers weigh-in.
(Links today found via: NYT.com, Time Magazine, USA Today’s Pop Candy and largehearted boy)