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New forms of entertainment and consumption abound. And yet the book endures. Swikar Patel/AP

The myth of the disappearing book

E-book sales are falling, even though many said they would "kill" print books. Computers and television were also supposed to spell the book's demise. At one point, people even feared the phonograph.
Let them eat cake, but remember: food has a political life of its own. ABC

Recipes for racism? Kitchen Cabinet and the politics of food

Kitchen Cabinet’s staging of "casual" food preparation with the nation’s most powerful people reproduces a culture of white Australian entitlement to master and consume any and every cultural product.
Richard Nixon, 1971. Oliver F. Atkins/US National Archives and Records Administration

How Snapchat is scooping ‘The Boys on the Bus’

With three in four American voters using a smartphone, mobile devices are revolutionizing how political news is consumed – and reported.

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