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Cover is Up

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The cover of Pop Apocalypse is now up on the Amazon Web site, so I thought this would be a good time to add a copy of the image here.  I’m pretty excited with how it turned out. read more

Self-Conscious Self-Promotion

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I hesitate to direct attention to these two videos, given how horribly self-conscious seeing footage of myself makes me, but in the interest of blatant self-promotion I have heroically managed to overcome my hesitation.A note: the videos say Pop Apocalypse is available now, but it’s not of course. It’s coming out in late April/early May. […]

Olive NY Questions

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The Olive, the Harper Perennial blog, has published a list of New Year’s resolution-type answers by Harper authors.  You can read my profound views on 2008 — and predictions for what is to read more

post-Thanksgiving

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There’s not much news to report on Pop Apocalypse, but I thought I’d write a brief post here reflecting on my Thanksgiving. read more

Big box of galleys

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I received 25 galleys of Pop Apocalypse today at my department mailbox.  The packaging of the books looks fantastic–great cover art, nice design, and so on.  Now, I have to find 25 people read more

On Amazon

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One of the coolest moments of freshman authorhood is when you first see <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Pop-Apocalypse-Possible-Satire-P-S/dp/0061715379/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=122375866 read more

Negligence to Come

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I’ll probably become a negligent blogger over the next ten-twelve weeks. I’ve just started teaching a course for Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) called “Wipe That Smirk off Your Face: The Politics and Rhetoric of Irony.”  Not to mention that I’m on the academic job market.  Or that I’m occasionally even making a […]

DFW, RIP

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I’ve been mulling over the reported suicide of David Foster Wallace.  The news hit me harder than I would have thought possible.  His writing has always been hugely important to me, and Infinite Jest is central to the whole conception of my dissertation.  I only began to think of irony as something that had a […]

Update on Pop Apocalypse

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I have not forgotten you, my dedicated hardcore base of Redroom-profile readers.  Let me update you on where we are with Pop Apocalypse. read more