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Reviewer Prejudice at The New York Times?

Janet Maslin at the Times just published her summer reading list and Gawker complains that all the authors are white. I've got another observation. Every book but two of the seventeen she chose comes from a major publishing house like Dutton, Viking, or Scribner. Show More Summary

These Are the Jobs Robots Will Take From Humans, According To Researchers With Jobs…For Now

The coming robot invasion is suddenly a hot topic again. This week, Fresh Air interviewed Martin Ford, whose book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future was just reviewed in the New York Times by Barbara Ehrenreich. Show More Summary

As Palmyra Falls, Who Supports Bashar al-Assad in Syria? (Charles Glass)

VICE News | (Video) “VICE News and the New York Review of Books have partnered to create Talking Heads, a series about the big issues of the day as seen by the…

'1776: The Revolt Against Austerity'

Steve Pincus at the New York Review of Books: 1776: The Revolt Against Austerity: Was the Declaration of Independence a powerful indictment of British austerity policies? Does America’s founding document need to be seen as part of an economic debate...

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For Perry Link, it was embarrassing to read Eileen Chang for the first time, because her work revealed things about China it took him too long to learn on his own. In The New York Review of Books, he writes about how Naked Earth, which the magazine’s publishing arm is republishing in June, cut through […]

Rise of the Robots: How 'The Job-Eating Maw Of Technology Threatens Even The Nimblest And Most Expensively Educated,' Including Lawyers

New York Times Sunday Book Review, ‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’: In the late 20th century, while the blue-collar working class gave way to the forces of globalization and automation, the educated elite looked on with benign condescension. Too bad for those people whose jobs were mindless enough...

Literature as a Chain Letter Among Friends

Over the weekend, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan lightly chided the editorial staff of the paper’s book review for a perceived imbalance in the way it chooses its reviewers. At issue is a question of intimacy or closeness. … Read More

The New York Times Book Review Hires Friends Of Writers To Review Books Sometimes, But Is That OK?

“A personal connection with the author, or well-known strong feelings on the book’s subject, may actually be considered a positive, or at least not a disqualifier, Ms. Paul told me. … Landing an accomplished reviewer who will write a provocative, well-informed piece ‘is what gets us excited,’ she said.”

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Odd Woman and the City’ by Vivian Gornick

Ms. Gornick’s memoir is in part about futility, New York City, friendship, sex, intellection, class, the feminist movement of the 1970s and living alone. It’s a slim book with big echoes.

Not a Fan of Mad Men? You’re Not Alone.

In 2011, cultural critic Daniel Mendelsohn penned a 4,000-word review laying out a case against Mad Men in The New York Review of Books. This was no unhinged rant but a calm, blow-by-blow critique of a show that had just wrapped its fourth and arguably most beloved season (the one... More »

"Like Humans of New York Meets Literature"

Click here to look inside Nice thing to which to wake up! My new book got its first two reviews on Amazon! Click here to order. 5.0 out of 5 stars (2) 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star 2 4 star 0 3 star 0 2 star 0 1 star 0 See both customerShow More Summary

Mark Merlis’ ‘JD’: Book Review

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY GARTH GREENWELL At the beginning of Mark Merlis’ engrossing, ambitious new novel, we meet Martha, a 75-year-old illustrator. For decades she has lived alone in her New York City apartment, bearing the double loss of her son, killed in...

The New York Times Would Like You to Know It Totally Kinda Thought the Same Thing as Hersh

Seymour Hersh’s London Review of Books piece was looking to make waves when he questioned the truthfulness of the story of Osama bin Laden’s death in May 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Hersh did manage to raise fundamental questions about...Show More Summary

Book Review: Church Of Marvels celebrates Coney Island curiosities and Manhattan scuzz

While it spans many locations throughout New York at the dawn of the 20th century, Leslie Parry’s debut novel Church Of Marvels takes its name from a fictional Coney Island sideshow. The attraction’s mission statement is the same asShow More Summary

IPA’s weekly links

This is guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. The New York Times Dealbook has a review of the new book, Misbehaving, by Richard Thaler, discussing how behavioral economics developed in contrast to the “rational choice” perspective of … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Kim Kardashian ‘Selfish’ Book Launch: Kim Bans Selfies At Book Signing, Book Receives Rave Reviews

Kim Kardashian has reportedly banned selfies from her Selfish book launch and signing event in New York City. The launch of her new book took place at the Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue, according to a new report. Kardashian, 34, isShow More Summary

At The Inkwell With Monique Lewis

Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, a New York City-based supporter of published writers through feature articles, book reviews and readings. Loren Kleinman (LK): You're a writer, a journalist and curator of At the Inkwell reading series, which has gotten quite a lot of press in NYC. Show More Summary

Links & Reviews

- Going to have to dig into this one and try to find some more information: there are reports in the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal that federal authorities are looking into the theft of seven rare books and a Benjamin Franklin manuscript from the New York Public Library. Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: ‘After the Tall Timber,’ Renata Adler’s Collected Nonfiction

This new collection of Ms. Adler’s essays and reportage draws from her writings in The New Yorker, The New York Times and other publications.

Public Books — The Novel’s Forking Path

last monthNews : Huffington Post

April 1, 2015 — Reading Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island, it suddenly occurred to me why his 2005 novel Remainder is so good. It’s not the reason Zadie Smith gave in the New York Review of Books, however important that essay has been to winning McCarthy the readership he deserves. Show More Summary

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