This semester I had a rare opportunity to do something practical in grad school.
I took a class on the history and practice of publishing, and wrote a paper on the future of independent bookstores.
I've gotten my professor's feedback, shared it with a few people, and finally decide to release it into the wild. It's up on Scribd, and embedded below, for anyone who wants to check it out.1
Modernizing the Cultural Elite
1 My professor commented -- in a good way -- on the fact that the style here is not what one generally hears from academics. Which does not mean it's just a longer version of my usual posts. Consider yourself warned.