Arts & Letters Daily
Arts & Letters Daily is a web portal owned by The Chronicle of Higher Education. It features links to a diverse array of news stories, features and reviews from throughout the online Anglosphere, each introduced with a short blurb or teaser. In this, it has some of the characteristics of a weblog.According to founder and editor Denis Dutton, a native of Los Angeles, California, and a professor of philosophy at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Arts & Letters Daily is an aggregation site originally inspired by the Drudge Report but intended for "the kinds of people who subscribe to the New York Review of Books, who read Salon and Slate and The New Republic — people interested in ideas."A&L Daily's layout, designed in July 1998 by Dutton, "mimics the 18th century English broadsheets and a 19th century copy of a colonial New Zealand periodical, the Lyttelton Times." Three columns of links dominate the site: Articles of Note, Book Reviews, and Essays/Opinions.Each link is introduced with a short teaser.
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This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food. If we overlooked any of your must-read destinations, please tell us in the comments. • Arts and Letters Daily: One of the oldest—and still one of the best—hand-curated aggregators of smart cultural essays and book reviews.
I went today to listen to Eli Pariser, author of “The Filter Bubble: what the internet is hiding from you”. I wasn’t convinced, in several ways.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Author and academic Denis Dutton, founder of the popular and pioneering Arts & Letters Daily website, has died in New Zealand, his family said Wednesday. He was 66.