There’s a well-known, much-quoted, and apparently simple prescription for writing success that any budding writer can take up. It comes from Edgar Allan Poe, it appeared in 1848 in Graham’s American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art (which Poe himself edited briefly in 1841-42), it is classified among his marginalia, and it goes like this: [...]
Jack Shafer, the Reuters columnist, wrote last year that Graham family should spin off the Washington Post newspaper from the company of the same name. As the buyer he suggested Michael Bloomberg. “Not so crazy an idea,” I said on the Solomon Scandals site and in the Georgetown Dish. Now the spin-off will become a reality, except that the billionaire is instead Jeff [...]
We read with sorrow this morning of the tragic and untimely death of Brent Grulke, creative director of Austin, Texas' South By Southwest festival. Mr. Grulke passed from a heart attack suffered following oral surgery.Grulke's importance to publishers may be tangential—he was by all reports all about the music where the fest was concerned. But it was his vision for the music portion of the festival that made it the can't-miss behemoth it's become; and it's that vision that has spread to SXSW's film and interactive components.