Articles by Craig Fehrman

August 16, 2010

The Franzen Cover and a Brief History of Time 17

A look at Time‘s 83 literary coverboys and -girls reveals a waffling between reaching out and selling out that, today, we’d describe as Franzean.

March 4, 2010

Dispatch from the Borders-Land 13

Late on a late December Friday, I decided to try something different: I headed to a mall-bound Borders and asked 37 customers about their relationship to books.

October 23, 2009

Framing the Issue: Copyright from John Adams to mp3s 3

The author of The Gift turns to Founding Fathers, copyright, and the creative commons. So why hasn’t anyone noticed?