Predicting a bestseller
A new book offers an algorithm to detect which novels will sell—but the conclusions are more obvious than the authors seem to think. The New Yorker reports.
10 restaurants that shaped America
A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status. NPR has the story.
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
1. “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler (Ballentine)
2. “Tales of the Peculiar” by Ransom Riggs (Dutton)
3. “Animal Farm (Anniversary)” by George Orwell (Signet)
4. “Blood on the River: James Town 1607” by Elisa Carbone (Puffin Books)
5. “Harry Potter and the Cursed... Read More
A bookstore for Midtown? A grocery store for downtown?
A couple years ago a survey was conducted to see what retail was desired most downtown. No surprise a grocery ranked No. 1. And it's not a surprise either that a pharmacy was ranked No. 2. And despite years of predictions that the printed word was about to meet its demise thanks to the Internet,... Read More
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