Web-comic xkcd to go print

April 22, 2009

Cult web-comic xkcd is set to be published as a book.

English-language book boom helps publishers weather recession

April 22, 2009

The demand for English language books in India and China is helping protect Western publishers from the economic downturn at home.

50 of the world’s best food blogs

April 22, 2009

Prepare to salivate.

Hello, Dolly

April 21, 2009

Making a stage musical of 9 to 5 was not her idea, but the opportunity to create a line extension for her worldwide brand, combined with the creative challenge of writing songs for Broadway, piqued Dolly Parton’s interest.

Venezuelan president and salesman extraordinaire

April 21, 2009

Forget Oprah. If you want to market a book Hugo Chávez is your man.

Pens at 10 paces: rival writers in Gillard life story stoush

April 21, 2009

Julia Gillard’s dual biographies will make for interesting reading when they hit the streets in two instalments over the next 12 months.

Piracy on the high seas, not on your computer

April 21, 2009

Just as piracy is returning to our consciousness with the events off the coast of Somalia, quite different groups of people are being tagged with the same label.

Milan Report: What’s the Future For Design?

April 21, 2009

The 48th Milan Furniture Fair opens on Wednesday. But the giddy fascination with design that fueled the fair for so many years may be dissipating, sped up by the GFC.

Film review: Fast & Furious

April 21, 2009

Relatively fast, reasonably furious, but the plot is stuck in neutral.

One good thing about winter: pencil scarves

April 20, 2009

It's a scarf and a pencil with a face. What more do you need to know?