Come February of every year, scads of entertainment journalists engage in a ritual peculiar to their beat. They apply for press credentials to cover the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Academy Awards. An awards ceremony for motion … Read on.
James Joyce, it is said, became so disgruntled while drafting his first novel that he threw it on the fire. His girlfriend rescued the work-in-progress from the flames, and the subsequent rewrite became A Portrait of the Artist as a … Read on.
No sooner has popular culture digested the term ?Web 2.0? than the ante is upped by the next generation of the World Wide Web. Behold, ?Web 3.0.? Um, yeah. This unfortunate protologism, doomed to eternal comparison to its pithy predecessor, … Read on.
Here's the lowdown on the origin of email spam: For reasons lost to history, the pork-based product called ?SPAM? was not included on the U.K.?s list of rationed foods during and after World War Two. Consequently, the relative abundance of … Read on.