Tag: culture

…On my first book tour I was invited to Barbara’s Bookstore in Chicago. The employees optimistically set up seven folding chairs, then occupied those chairs themselves when nobody showed up for the reading. Armed with such experiences, my writer pals and I took personally Amazon’s assault on the kinds of stores that hand-sold our books…

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newyorker: iPhones vs. the Police But things are different nowadays. Smart phones have cameras, and almost everyone has a smart phone. A court is therefore less likely to be ignorant of what actually occurred between the policeman and me. The policeman and I may have videotaped it. Bystanders might have, too. I am reminded of…

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