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Feb 26, 2016

Author of Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives
Interview starts at 14:49 and ends at 42:07
You worry about the next generation of readers. Is literature going to survive? It seems to be surviving at the moment, but the iPhone has been around since 2007, and the way that digital culture has taken over in those nine years is staggering. Its’s much more comprehensive and thoroughgoing than anyone expected.
The music of bluegrass legend Peter Rowan
“Apple Thinks It Can Win This Case at the Supreme Court” by Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune - November 3, 2015
Apple’s Supreme Court Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (PDF) - October 28, 2015 
“Apple’s $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval” by James Niccolai at PC World - November 22, 2016
“Scripps National Spelling Bee Announces Kindle as New Presenting Sponsor” - press release February 23, 2016
World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016 - Fortune
Tech Tip
Dave Slusher podcast episode of Evil Genius Chronicles in which he loses his Kindle and shuts it down via Amazon (starts at 31:50)
Amazon Fire TV Device Software Updates
Interview with David Denby
Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives. by David Denby
Snark: It’s Mean, It’s Personal, and It’s Ruining Our Conversation by David Denby
“Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?” by David Denby at The New Yorker - February 23, 2016 
“A Champion of the Humanities: David Denby” by Wendy Smith at Publishers Weekly - January 29, 2016
David Denby on NPR’s “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook - February 11, 2016
Great Books by David Denby
Freddy the Pig series by Walter R. Books (available free with Kindle Unlimited)
Books mentioned by Sherry Turkle: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age and Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Spark Notes and CliffsNotes
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Netherland: A Novel by Joseph O'Neill
Emma by Jane Austin
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
David Denby’s review of “Wild” in The New Yorker - December 8, 2014
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Washington Square by Henry James
"The Heiress" (DVD) at
“The Maltese Falcon” (Amazon video)
“The Plot Against America: Donald Trump’s Rhetoric” by David Denby at The New Yorker - December 15, 2016
“Stop Humiliating Teachers” by David Denby at The New Yorker - February 11, 2016
Winter Men, available for pre-order with delivery March 1, 2016. English Translator: K. E. Semmel
CHI-RAQ, directed by Spike Lee, free to Prime members on Amazon Instant Video
David Axelrod’s podcast interview with Spike Lee on The Axe Files - November 30, 2015
A suggestion for an improvement to Kindle for Mac
Next Week’s Guest
K. E. Semmel, English translator of Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. 
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