I guess the Vatican has decided to help Dan Brown sell books and promote the movie. Brilliant.
My faith in the publishing industry has been restored: NEW YORK (AP) — A teen novel at the heart of a plagiarism dispute has been pulled from stores. Author Kaavya Viswanathan, a Harvard University sophomore, had acknowledged that several passages in How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life were borrowed from… Continue reading
Has anyone lost their faith because of the Da Vinci Code?(Well, yeah. I have. My faith in the publishing industry. Just Kidding. Sort of. See post below this one.) Reason I ask is–as is often the case when a controversial ‘Catholic’ book or movie comes out–it’s become a matter of concern to Church leaders and… Continue reading
Dan Kennedy makes an excellent point about the Viswanathan scandal. Indeed, if you take a look at the Crimson’s side-by-side comparisons, you’ll find it hard to rule out the possibility — the likelihood? — that Viswanathan propped McCafferty’s “Sloppy Firsts” open in her lap and started typing, making just a few changes in an inept… Continue reading
Not letting Dan Shaughnessy get away with anything: The CHB turned in one column last week, and yet the best he can muster today is a slapped together list of shots at local sports management. Is this really what the Globe is paying him for? There’s the obligatory Theo cheap shot, raising the Bronson Arroyo… Continue reading