EXCLUSIVE: The Beat to leave Publishers Weekly

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TweetIt’s been a great 3 1/2 (!) year run here at Publishers Weekly, but all good things must end, and in the very near future, The Beat will be moving to its own website: www.comicsbeat.com. PREPARE TO BOOKMARK! The move is a combination of many things, but mainly the fact that PW is focusing on […]

Geeks prefer to read about themselves on the Internet

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TweetThe proliferation of nerd-centric blogs on the internet continues. GeekWeek launched not ago, a sort of Huffington Post for topics ranging from nerd news to music to sports. It’s spearheaded by Jeff Katz of American Originals with many other contributors. Mediaite, Dan Abram’s media site has just launched Geekosystem, another geek-o-centric blog with such pieces […]

RIP J.D. Salinger

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Tweet The great author and recluse J.D Salinger has died at age 91. Author of The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories, he was revered by would-be Zen Buddhists everywhere.

The iPad is here….now what?

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Tweet Are we living in the Jetsons or a Cormac McCarthy novel? Will the iPad take us to a world where readers pay for content…or is it yet another false prophet leading the way to a bleak wasteland with poor 3G coverage? To no one’s surprise, reaction pieces seem to be the main subject of […]

News and notes

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Tweet§ The Angoulême comics festival — the greatest comics event in the world — is kicking off — English-speaking guests include Joe Sacco, Ivan Brunetti and Dash Shaw — and Bart Beaty has a preview of all the events which will have you jumping on the next plane to attend. His rundown gives some idea […]

RIP: Howard Zinn

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Tweet Leftist author, teacher and activist Howard Zinn passed away yesterday at age 87. His bestseller, A People’s History of the United States, was a ground level view of American history that focused on the lives of workers and dissidents while criticizing the usual heroes such as presidents. Although this would normally little concern a […]

Our Previews picks

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TweetThe best stuff we found in this month’s Previews: from Antarctic Press From DC and Amanda Conner. KITTY!