The Death-Rattle of Culture | 9/9/2016
Your weekly report on all the cultural news that doesn't matter.
Big new study says readers prefer print books to e-books.
For those in publishing who subscribed to the doom and gloom philosophy of the "death of print" eight years ago the news may be a real #shocker, but for the rest of us this study has now become annual proof that the book is the perfect technology.
NBC is adapting Oliver Twist into a series that sounds nothing like Oliver Twist.
The adaptation of Dickens's novel will be, per Vulture: "'a sexy, contemporary take' on the tale, turning the London orphan into 'a struggling 20-something female,' who finds a sense of community in 'a strange group of talented outcasts who use their unique skills to take down wealthy criminals.'"
Financial Times announces shortlist for 'Business Book of the Year.'
It's a dead heat between The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan and What Works. We won't sleep till the winners are announced.