News This Week (May 15th)

Every week Logos employees collect the most interesting news bits from the book and music world…

On the Road attempts the silver screen.

How DO you pronounce Moleskine?

Robert Pinsky and Bruce Springsteen talk about their New Jersey.

Romantic trivia.

Read an interview with Sh*t My Dad Says.

The dictionary definition of ‘siphon’ has been wrong for nearly a century.

Censorship at Tehran’s book fair.

Is merchandising killing Tintin?

Chuck Klosterman’s next… deck of cards?

Will Theory be the death of literature?

A New Jersey school’s decision to ban a gay anthology is being challenged.

David Mitchell talks about his life and inspirations.

The house where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s is on sale.

Tea Party Bookshop in Oregon changes it’s name.

Irish author Bree O’mara dies in a plane crash.

Sarah Palin is writing another book.

The best children’s books ever.

You still can’t personalize an e-book.

Ray Bradbury as modern mythologist.

Read a Bret Easton Ellis interview.

Tyra Banks will write a teen book series.

Write a letter to your favorite fictional character.

Another Philip K. Dick adaptation for the silver screen.

NYC cuts funding for adult literacy program.

Nancy Drew’s sexy secrets.

Old cigarette machines are selling book.

Fantasy illustrator Frank Frazetta dies at 82.

Make your own Wikipedia book.

50 really cool bookstore blogs.

4 artists attempt to illustrate every page of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.

Neuromancer: impossible to film?

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in brief.

There is nothing wrong with teen fiction.

Yann Martel send’s Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper 1 book every two weeks.

Listen to Charles Wright read.

Listen to Andrew O’Hagan and Sasha Weiss talk about Samuel Johnson.

Watch a slide show of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photographs.

How Chinese censorship affects western writers.

On comic book film adaptations.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.