Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Did you know the holiday we now associate with chocolate, greeting cards, and candy probably originated from the violent, raunchy feast of Lupercalia in Ancient Rome? The festival would last for two days, from February 13 to 15, and was filled with…less than romantic behavior, including a matchmaking lottery, the sacrifice of a goat and a dog, and…animal hides. That’s all I’m going to say. (It’s pretty dark.) The day may also get its name from Emperor Claudius II, who executed two men — both, incidentally, named Valentine — on different February 14ths in the 3rd century A.D. One of these Valentines was a Roman priest who encouraged young couples to marry. This, apparently, infuriated the Emperor, who believed soldiers should be loyal, first and foremost, to him. The Catholic Church later martyred both men and honored their memories with St. Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Paper Valentines”
Ulysses celebrates its 100th birthday this month. Initially serialized by the magazine The Little Review in March 1918 – one of the “chief periodicals in the English-speaking world for publishing experimental writing,” Ulysses was only presented in book form in 1922, when the American bookseller Sylvia Beach decided to publish it privately. (Sylvia Beach published her autobiography, Ulysses in Paris, in 1956. In it, she described the writer as being “so simple and unassuming that, instead of being overcome in the presence of the writer who was undoubtedly the greatest of his time, I felt quite at ease with him. It was always that way. Ever conscious though I was of his genius, I knew no one so easy to talk with.”) Continue reading “Quote of the Week | James Joyce”
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP SITE VISIT
Location: 1290 6th Ave, New York, NY, 10104
Day & Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 12:45–3:15 pm
RSVP: Register on Handshake to secure a spot
Right now, the event is only open to M.S. in Publishing students. On February 26, the registration system will open-up to other cohorts.
Hachette Book Group is a leading U.S. trade publisher, and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books, 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1. HBG’s bestselling authors include Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, James Patterson, and J.K. Rowling.
Ed2010 is a networking and mentoring organization for college students, recent grads, and young editors hoping to break into the magazine industry. Through a series of workshops, networking events, and mentoring services, Ed2010 offers career advice, profiles of inspirational editors, job listings, and “everything you need to know to work and live as a magazine or online media editor in New York City.” Professor Denning actually described the site as being “the best resource for magazine internships and jobs” – besides the blog, of course! Continue reading “Link of the Week | Ed2010”
Because Sarah Andersen’s comic, Sarah’s Scribbles, is always so relatable…