The Book as Body: Judging Books by Their Covers

February 6, 2018
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On, you can find the eau de parfum, Book, for $105—an exclusive fragrance designed by Commodity to meet the needs of those fat-pocketed readers who just don’t have time for real books. It belongs to the “earthy and woody” fragrance family and boasts key notes of sandalwood, bergamot and cypress. “Book tips its hat to the Hemingways and Fitzgeralds of the world. Transporting you away to a world of imagination and stories while capturing that quiet moment when you’re curled up with a good book.” One might presume that at $105 per bottle, the book-loving Commodity could afford a copywriter who didn’t trade in sentence fragments, but whatever.

Obsession Stories: Karen Bruce and Crosswords

February 5, 2018
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For this series, we reach out to a member of the department who has a very particular obsession and ask them to share it with the world. In this edition, Lecturer Karen Bruce shares her fascination with crosswords.