Articles by Patrick Brown

November 16, 2009

Appearing Elsewhere 0

For those in the Bay Area, Millions contributor Edan Lepucki will be reading from her novel Days of Insignificance and Evil at the Intersection for the Arts Award Celebration tonight at 7:30 p.m.  The address is 446 Valencia St, San Francisco, 94103.

November 3, 2009

In Play – Runs: Baseball and the Internet 11

Much of the discourse about sports is couched in a conservative ethos, regardless of the political inclinations of those in the dialog. But the internet has changed what it means to be a fan.

October 22, 2009

LOLerature 3

“Iz in ur Goolag/Havin a sad.” LOLerature is the LOLCats for the literary set.  Some of the references are pretty obscure, too.  The internet is now complete.

September 29, 2009

Is Social Publishing the Future? 1

Loudpoet has an interview with former Soft Skull Press publisher Richard Nash about his new social publishing venture Cursor.  ““Social” is taking the book and making it much easier to have a conversation with the book and its writer, and have conversations around the book and its writer.” Is this a way forward for beleaguered […]

September 21, 2009

#17: The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem 4

I think of Jonathan Lethem as the poet laureate of gentrification.

September 4, 2009

The Station Fire in Pictures 0

A selection of jaw-dropping photos from the LA Times of the Station fire in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles, the largest wildfire in the LA area in modern history.

September 1, 2009

Read to Me Tuesday 1

Among the better Tumblr memes is Read to Me Tuesday, which is exactly what it sounds like:  people choose a passage from a book, call in and read the passage over the phone.  The resulting posts are compiled under the hashtag #RTMT and often re-blogged by  As we see increased interest in social reading […]

August 26, 2009

T.V. Party Tonight! 6

Maybe rather than asking “Is this indie?” we should satisfy ourselves with asking “Is it a good show?” or even better, “Do I like it?”

August 24, 2009

Lessons for the Publishing Industry? 0

Eric Harvey presents The Social History of the MP3 at Pitchfork:  “So omnipresent have these discussions become, in fact, that it’s possible the past 10 years could become the first decade of pop music to be remembered by history for its musical technology rather than the actual music itself.”

August 20, 2009

Man Uses Twitter to Tweet About…His Roommate 1

Shhdontellsteve is a Twitter account devoted to “Steve,” the roommate of the unnamed narrator.  Kind of like The Truman Show for Twitter.  (As I write this, it occurs to me that this may constitute “telling Steve.”  Apologies if that’s the case.)