Aug 11, 2014

Amazon stops some Disney movie pre-orders, WSJ reports

Pre-orders of some Disney movies have been halted by Amazon.com, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year. Physical copies of titles such as ...

King's powerful sequel to 'The Shining'

/ Oct 5, 2013

King's powerful sequel to 'The Shining'

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'Did I approach the book with trepidation?" asks Stephen King in the author's note to "Doctor Sleep." "You better believe it." DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. Scribner, 2013, 544 pp., $30 (hardcover) Me, too. It's a brave man who writes a sequel to "The Shining" — ...

Nov 27, 2011

Beware the foreign academics

Regarding the Nov. 22 Zeit Gist article by Nicolas Gattig, "MacArthur, identity theory and Japan's lingering eigo woes": I'm sure that Gattig-sensei receives many murmurs of approval as well as hidden yawns when he makes presentations at Japanese ESL conferences. This same glib message ...