I got some Roman sandals thanks to Emma.
The 30,000-Year-Old Cave That Descends Into Hell.
Twin Suns by 2012? Just like Star Wars!
Dust Theory for beginners.
Why don't we truly value poetry?
Writers & insecurities.
The revolution is watching.
Everyday Moments: audio drama for private performance.
Amazing portraits of Australian criminals.
Things real people don't say about advertising.
Q&A With Eliot Weinberger.
Yes, I know you've all been hanging out for me to tell you what to read on the interwebs, so Weekend Reads are back! :)
How to hack your Kindle.
How novels came to terms with the internet.
The Literary Platform - multimedia ideas for writing projects.
Jon McGregor's top 10 dead bodies in literature.
20 20th Century Poetry Books.
Should auld Burns poems be forgot, pick up an iPhone.
Rosa Mira's first ebook.
Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now.
I NEED this notebook!
Lego letterpress (click on the lego blocks)
They store 90 GB of data in the DNA from a gram of bacteria.
NASA has found alien life on Earth in bacteria with completely unknown DNA.
"The lit-lovers who used to become editors and agents will direct MFA programs instead" So what will writers do?
Do not covet your ideas.
Keri Smith on how to forge a career and stay sane + healthy.
Fear of a Phd or Snakes in a room...
Has Amis-Barnes-McEwan-Rushdie boys' club frozen out a generation of writers? (read comments).
The Questionless Books Interview: Poet And Prof DARREN WERSHLER.
Folding proteins, folding paper...science and art...
To promote a Twitter-to-book deal, Simon & Schuster sends out a press release from God.
Origin of the species - on the etymology of 'robots'.
A look at independent publishing in the Netherlands.
Google to move into the ebook market at end of year.
The most-read man in the world.
Teaching computers poetry might make Stephen Hawking sound less like a robot and more like Leonard Cohen.
What Bloggers Owe Montaigne.
Vintage book cover designs from the 1940s & 50s by Spanish designer & illustrator Manolo Prieto.
We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but ... somewhat beauty and poetry.
The ultimate bookshelf.
Why can't we walk straight?
Muse Magazine online.
A forensic alphabet.
The Sun at Night.
Save The Words!
Christmas gifts for those literary mates.
When is a book not a book? Here and here.
The mindset we need isn't the positive-thinking mantra that failure is impossible; it's that failures are inevitable...
Random House reduces it's New York offices.
What has become of the eccentrics in the ranks of our professors?
New Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize - Bernadette Hall judging.
I’ve written the same book three times. I just somehow got away with it. – Kazuo Ishiguro.
E Ink unveils first colour e-reader.
Fun Brainstormer to kick off your writing.
Public speaking? Wear a good bra ladies.
If you're quick you can get some great cheap books here: http://bougainvillelibrary.org.nz/
Can you say something about Tea in 45 characters?
Look out vegetarians! Mushrooms, genetically, are more closely related to animals than plants.
Harry Potter's Owl problem.
Send your creative writing submissions to Enamel Magazine.
A flip-book e-version of the Poetry Trust's 2010 Poetry Paper.
A Fun new Mix & Mash, you can write the best poem inspired by the New Zealand Poet Laureate.
Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!
The digitisation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Internet roasts a plagiarist... and the original source.
Has it really been 5 years? Jolisa Gracewood reminisced.
NanoWriMo gets a roasting. What do you think?
Wellingtonian's can join in a mass zombie shuffle this Saturday.
Chris "Neck biter" Price reads at Lembas Café, 34 Poplar Ave, Raumati South, this Sunday 4pm + open mic.
Creepy Mummy toe!
Spooky - are we living in a hologram?
Heathens on all Hallows.
Spooky stories vs scary statistics.
Lloyd "chainsaw" Jones twitter chat.
Get up! Get on up! To James "Brains" Brown in creepy Palmerston North.
Arrrrgg!!! It's almost Christmas!! Don't worry, you can get me one of these.
Got to brag about my clever friends Rachel & Stefan.
What we can learn from procrastination
Typography as topography
Scientists draw ancient squid using its own 150 million-year-old ink
Awesome design: Uppercase Scarf laser cut Microfiber Suede
Stephen Fry on Language
Think "like" is an offense on the English language introduced by Valley Girls in the 1980s? Think again.
Are you free to play? Tim Brown on creativity and play.
BBC News - Charlotte's Web cover art sold at New York auction
Interesting article on the benefits (to the brain) of handwriting
Why I no longer want to own the complete recorded performances of...anybody
Amazon goes into battle with publishers over ebook prices
Public Lending Right body to go, but author payments will remain
Marianne Elliott on taking a leap of faith
The merits of making do
Why we love to seek
Te Papa kerfuffle side one
Te Papa kerfuffle side two
... and a follow up
Vote for your favourite short story
Get a real degree - creative writing programmes
Chris Price is off to Menton
Should writers flog their own books?
Everything is made in China
Robots attack people?
Paul Muldoon and Maggot
Richard Ford on the art of fiction
The numbers behind earthquakes and stars
Keeping house for women and other human beings
Craig Cliff interviewed by Christchurch City Libraries
They design an online toy that can generate cinquains of poetic nonsense
Ok, it seems lots of you do want to see this slot keep going. Thanks for the feedback via Twitter and Facebook as well as here on the blog.
Mario Vargas Llosa wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
Five essential novels by Llosa
Sample Chapter of Death in the Andes by Llosa
I talk with Tim Jones and the South Pacific Book Chat group about how book bloggers and publishers can work together
The Future of Publishing Takes Shape. by Stephen Page at The Thought Fox
Bridging the gap between the big guns and the indies. By Sophie Rochester at The Literary Platform
What will new libraries look like? By Michael Morton/Daily News staff, MetroWest Daily News
Why Readers Hate DRM: The Short Version. By Joanna at Teleread
The real cost of free by Cory Doctrow at The Guardian
Are ebooks greener than paper books? By Leo Hickman at The Guardian
Your old job in publishing doesn't exist. By Don Linn at Digitalbookworld
A Library Without Walls. By Robert Darnton in The New York Review of Books
Buy Janet Frame's old house on Trademe
12 Reasons to be Excited About Publishing’s Future. By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez at Digital Book World
Confessions of a Used-Book Salesman. By Michael Savitz at Slate
Physicists win Nobel using sticky tape and pencil. By Kate McAlpine at New Scientist
In Billings, Montana, God *cares* about punctuation. And furthermore, HE HASN'T FINISHED TALKING, PEOPLE. Via Hinemoana Baker
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How he found her
How I learned to stop worrying and love science (essay)
Making tea in the Universe
Nostos - Ithaka
On Hands & Being Held (essay)
Reading Topographic Maps
Show Your Workings
Taking care of animals (essay)
The Memory of Silk
The Nature of Things
Extracts from my reading journal 2009
Interview on Women on Air
Interview on Our Changing World
Interview with the NZ Book Council
Helen on Modern Lettuce
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