Posts Tagged ‘Opus’

Arts Roundup: “My Jihad” Edition

"My Jihad" ad campaign coming to D.C. Metro stations [Huffington Post D.C.]
Police search for a suspect in last weekend's D.C. Soundstage shooting [WJLA]
Politics & Prose hosts an open mic for authors who printed their books with the bookstore's Opus self-publishing machine [Post]
Frau Eva drops a new EP [D.C. Music Download]
A look inside D.C.'s LGBT music [...]

Arts Roundup: Whatever That Means Edition

First Run: Opus, the new on-demand printing machine at Politics & Prose, made its debut Wednesday, reports John Wilwol on Arts Post. While giving a demonstration, the co-founder of the company that made the machine called it a victory for literary locavorism. “It’s print local, read local,” Thor Sigvaldason said. “There’s something to small things [...]

Don’t Be Bored: How to Lecture With A Salmon

Long before Dan Brown had dreamed up the “symbologist” that Tom Hanks would play on screen, Umberto Eco had written The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum, novels that play with semiotics without the clumsy plot twists, hackish narrative, or made-for-Hollywood dialogue that litters The Da Vinci Code. In those first two books, Eco’s characters find themselves [...]

Politics & Prose Will Debut Espresso Book Machine Next Week

Following a couple of months of online buzz, Politics & Prose will finally unleash Opus, its new on-demand printer, on November 9. The bookshop compares the printer to a vending machine for books, capable of printing a paperback in four to five minutes. An out-of-print book under 200 pages costs $8 to print. Employee David Maritz [...]