Bookmarks: The Nix

The Nix by Nathan Hill (Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95, 640 pages)

BY HARVEY FREEDENBERG

In an age when the attention span for some people extends no longer than a 140-character tweet, I...

Bookmarks: Magic and Loss

"Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art" by Virginia Heffernan (Simon & Schuster, $26, 263 pages)

By Harvey Freedenberg

The last time you opened Safari or...