eBook Sales Surpass Hardcover

Well that didn’t take long: American publishers are now bringing in more revenue from ebooks than hardcover books, according to a report published by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The figures, which were posted on GalleyCat on Friday, show that net sales revenue from ebooks exceeded that of hardcover books in the first quarter of the year. The data was compiled from [Read More...]

Are These the Faces of the Children of Antony and Cleopatra?

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I’m not wholly convinced, but Giuseppina Capriotti, an Egyptologist at Italy’s National Research Council, thinks she can make the case based on style, dating, and iconography. Cleopatra’s twin babies now have a face. An Italian Egyptologist has rediscovered a sculpture of Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the offspring of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, at the Egyptian [Read More...]

Shorter LCWR: “We still don’t have a clue”

The LCWR has published some reactions to the meeting of Sisters Pat Farrell and Janet Mock with Cardinal Levada and Archbishop Sartain. It’s so helpful that the LCWR continues to produce documents that can also double as exhibits explaining why the correction was necessary. Here’s the entire thing: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2012 [Silver Spring, MD] [Read More...]

Leah Libresco: Leaving Las Atheist

Every online Catholic’s favorite atheist is taking her awesome home-made duct-tape Wasp costume and crossing over to the Catholic portal. She makes it clear that this is still a work in progress. My reply would be: we all are. This will be challenging for her, as it should be. I understand a bit of what [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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Today we have a special appearance by King HENry VIII, from Smithsonian’s rather mediocre cover story, “How the Chicken Conquered the World.” [Read more...]


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