Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Pieces, Particles XI
The following media-related stories recently spotted in print publications might be worth a look. Heads and decks, only. Heads and decks.

Ads Gone Mad by Janine Jackson, Extra!, September/October 2002
Trampling the line between commercials and content

Fairway to Heaven by Steve Kurutz, Details, September 2002
Golden Tee is the biggest coin-op game since Pac-Man. It's secret: It's all fun, no exercise.

The Librarian of Sleaze by Kareem Fahim, Details, September 2002
How a guy who just loves porn -- from cheerleader flicks to amputee-fetish mags -- became a hero to a hip new museum.

The Man with the Big Book Look by Steven Heller, Print 2002
During the last half of the 20th century, Paul Bacon designed influential book jackets, for bestsellers particularly, that revitalized the genre.

Narrative Drive by Leslie Sherr, Print 2002
The best of today's annual reports are more about storytelling than financial reporting.

Panel Play by Daniel Nadel, Print 2002
Auteurs and small press publishers are redefining the esthetics of comic books, turning them into objets d'art.

The Price of Porn by Ian Spiegelman, Details, November 2002
In the hole for $10,000, one sex addict blames it all on the Internet, "a global terror network dedicated to bukkake and beaver."

Queens of Noise by Jillian Steinberger, Bust, Fall 2002
A passionate lady's guide to starting a record label

What, Me Worry?, Harper's, November 2002

Write or Wrong, DC Cans Letters, Wizard, January 2003

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