Archives: October 2008

This is the archive page for [October 2008]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

"Repetition Patterns" is throwing a release party! Er, kinda! | October 31, 2008
Great news -- looks like CCLaP will be throwing an official release party next week for it's first-ever original book, Ben Tanzer's "Repetition Patterns." Even better, we're saving money by "piggybacking" to the existing event "Reading Under the Influence," which was already planning on featuring Ben at their next show. Click through for all the details. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 30 October 2008 | October 30, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 30th, 2008. | Read entire entry

It's Ben Tanzer Day at CCLaP! | October 27, 2008
Happy day! It's the official release day of CCLaP's first-ever original book, the story cycle "Repetition Patterns" by local author Ben Tanzer. Here, a little reminder of the fact, and an explanation for all the supplemental "Patterns" entries you're seeing at the blog today too. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast Extra: Ben Tanzer's "Life As He Had Known It" | October 27, 2008
Today on the podcast: A special edition! Please enjoy this spoken-word version of the Ben Tanzer story "Life As He Had Known It," from CCLaP's new book "Repetition Patterns." Performed by Jason Pettus, CCLaP's executive director. | Read entire entry

Oh, and could any Sony Reader downloaders please send some photos? | October 27, 2008
Oh, and yet another note about CCLaP's new book, "Repetition Patterns" by Ben Tanzer: that if any of you end up downloading and installing the Sony Reader version, I'm hoping you'll take some photos of the experience and share them with us. Here, the reasons why, and also the reasons why this book is not available for the Amazon Kindle. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 28: Author Ben Tanzer | October 27, 2008
Today on the CCLaP Podcast: A new interview with local author Ben Tanzer, chatting exclusively about his new book "Repetition Patterns," which happens to be CCLaP's first-ever original publication as well. | Read entire entry

"Repetition Patterns:" Official critique/opinion page | October 27, 2008
The official blog entry tracking all things said (both good and bad) about the book "Repetition Patterns," by Ben Tanzer. Have you own opinions to share? By all means, leave them as a comment at this entry! | Read entire entry

All about "Repetition Patterns'" Creative Commons license | October 27, 2008
Today, as part of Ben Tanzer Day here at CCLaP, in celebration of the organization's very first original book, a detailed look at the Creative Commons license under which "Repetition Patterns" has been released, and what that exactly gives you as a reader permission to do and not do. | Read entire entry

Curious about what's coming next from CCLaP Publishing? | October 27, 2008
With all this talk today about CCLaP's first original book, Ben Tanzer's "Repetition Patterns," are you curious about what the organization's next book is going to be? Here, the official announcement, with a release date of Christmas 2008. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 25 October 2008 | October 25, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 25th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Personal essay: Regarding the iPod as personal mainstream adult-contemp radio station. | October 24, 2008
Today: We've officially reached the three-quarters mark of the Great iPod Indie-Rock Challenge of 2008 (in which I as a middle-ager am trying to replace all my sad old '80s college-rock with brand-new contemporary music). Here, a tenth-month report. | Read entire entry

Obsession of the moment: Hulu | October 24, 2008
Today's obsession: The surprisingly perfect online video site Hulu.com, the high-profile joint venture from such corporate giants as NBC, PBS, Fox, Comedy Central, the Sci Fi Channel and more. Yeah, you'd think it'd suck, just like all other online experiments from corporate groups, right? Surprise! | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 24 October 2008 | October 24, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 24th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 23 October 2008 | October 23, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 23rd, 2008. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 22 October 2008 | October 22, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 22nd, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Kolumba Museum," by Brad Haynes | October 22, 2008
Today's photo: "Kolumba Museum," by British photographer Brad Haynes. | Read entire entry

Obsession of the moment: Carnegie Council Podcast | October 21, 2008
Today's obsession: The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, a thinktank for fascinating lectures on global politics, who have recently started making those lectures available to the public as part of a free podcast. | Read entire entry

Interestingness Special: What is a "neocon?" | October 21, 2008
It seems like all Americans have at least partly turned into political pundits these days, no matter what their blog is supposed to be about. Today, my self-indulgent moment to do so. I promise, this is the only thing like this you'll see here until the election is over. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Garage," by Morgan Smith | October 21, 2008
Today's photo: "Garage," by British photographer Morgan Smith. | Read entire entry

One week until "Repetition Patterns!" Er, wanna be a proofreader? | October 20, 2008
It's official -- exactly one week to go before the release of CCLaP's first-ever original book, the "story cycle" "Repetition Patterns" by local author Ben Tanzer. Here, details, a plea for volunteer proofreaders, and a look at the brand new Chuck Klosterman ripoff...er, front cover. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 20 October 2008 | October 20, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 20th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by "solbana" | October 20, 2008
Today's photo: "Untitled," by mysterious Flickr member "solbana." | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 17 October 2008 | October 17, 2008
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Personal essay: The fine art of the book pitch. | October 16, 2008
Today, the first in a new series of guest articles I've started writing for publishing company HarperCollins; in this case, how to best write one of those maddening 25-word "elevator pitches" for your unsigned novel. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 16 October 2008 | October 16, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 16th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "181/365," by "patifa" | October 16, 2008
Today's photo: "181/365," by mysterious Flickr member "patifa." | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 15 October 2008 | October 15, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 15th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "des catacombes," by Terri Tu | October 15, 2008
Today's photo: "des catacombes," by Canadian photographer Terri Tu. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 14 October 2008 | October 14, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 14th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "red rehab," by "theo79" | October 14, 2008
Today's photo: "red rehab," by mysterious Flickr member "theo79." | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 27: Monthly Music Special | October 13, 2008
Today on the podcast: It's the October version of CCLaP's new monthly music special, featuring 13 bands from around the world over the course of 45 minutes, cut together with voiceovers like a college-radio show. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 13 October 2008 | October 13, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 13th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Olly Crook | October 13, 2008
Today's photo: "Untitled," by mysterious Flickr member Olly Crook. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 11 October 2008 | October 11, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 11th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 9 October 2008 | October 9, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 9th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 7 October 2008 | October 7, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 7th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 6 October 2008 | October 6, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 6th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Óculo," by Juan de Dios Santander Vela | October 6, 2008
Today's photo: "Óculo," by Spanish photographer Juan de Dios Santander Vela. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Passenger," by Ronald Malfi | October 3, 2008
Today's book: The moody, minimalist, "New Weird" horror tale "Passenger," by Ronald Malfi. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 3 October 2008 | October 3, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 3rd, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Net," by "TK21HX" | October 3, 2008
Today's photo: "Net," by Japanese Flickr member "TK21HX." | Read entire entry

Obesssion of the moment: Douglas Rushkoff at Boing Boing | October 2, 2008
Today's obsession: The deliriously great guest-entries this week at pop-culture journal Boing Boing, from futurist and professor and author and philosopher Douglas Rushkoff. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 2 October 2008 | October 2, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 2nd, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled, by "joan200207" | October 2, 2008
Today's photo: "Untitled," by a Flickr member in Japan known as "joan200207." | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 1 October 2008 | October 1, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for October 1st, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "simulacrum ~9.9," by Alex Zhul | October 1, 2008
Today's photo: "simulacrum ~9.9," by Russian photographer Alex Zhul. | Read entire entry