Heidi Craig


Bookishness: Week of October 10th, 2011


-Winter Five Ways: The 2011 Massey Lectures begin this week, marking its 50th anniversary. New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik will travel across Canada to deliver this year’s lecture. His talk, entitled “Winter,” will explore five facets of the frosty season: Romantic Winter, Radical Winter, Recuperative Winter, Recreational Winter and Remembering Winter. Gopnik starts in Montreal (Oct 12)...

Bookishness: Week of October 4th, 2011


-“Imagine: you’re better than James Joyce; you end up like Miles Kington.” So says Guardian columnist Ian Sansom, reflecting on Flann O’Brien’s understated literary legacy. October 5th marks the 100th anniversary of the Irish comic author’s birth — celebrate with a bicycle ride and a re-read of At Swim-Two-Birds.­ –iBooker: Visitors to Apple’s iBookstore (included in the...