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New York Review of Books responds to New York Times’ rebuttal of nails’ exposé critique

New York Review of Books Richard Bernstein continued his beef with the New York Times’ nail salon exposé and says the editor’s response was late and insufficient. Bernstein’s article, published on the New York Review of Books website on Friday, came in response to the letter issued by New York Times editors earlier this week. Show More Summary

Morning roundup: New York Times flap may not be nail-biter as paper roundly defends expose

Good morning. Literati duel as Times chides New York Review of Books criticism Former Times reporter Richard Bernstein took after the big expose on the nail salon industry, both benefiting from and compromised by his role as a day spa owner. Show More Summary

July 29 roundup

Former NYT Peking correspondent Richard Bernstein, who now co-owns two nail salons, challenges Times blockbuster on prevalence of labor exploitation at NYC salons [New York Review of Books, Elizabeth Nolan Brown and followup, Times rebuttal]...Show More Summary

New York Times hits back at NYRB: ‘We are…disappointed’

The New York Times The New York Times issued a lengthy point-by-point rebuttal to The New York Review of Books Tuesday in response to a piece by a former New York Times journalist who called into question the veracity of the newspaper’s...Show More Summary

New York Times Rebuts Nail Salon Owner: Our Series Was 'Damning'

The New York Times has issued a rebuttal to former Times journalist and current spa owner Richard Bernstein, who wrote in the New York Review of Books that nail salons can’t possibly be as bad as the NYT suggested in their series “Unvarnished.”...Show More Summary

True Originals

A while ago, our own Kaulie Lewis alerted readers to The Turnip Princess, a new collection of previously untranslated Bavarian fairy tales. In the latest issue of The New York Review of Books, Marina Warner reads a new edition of the original stories of the Brothers Grimm, comparing them to the most well-known stories in […]

Man Who Co-Owns Nails Salons Thinks They're Just Great, So

The New York Review of Books ran a rebuttal this weekend to the much-talked about New York Times series “Unvarnished,” Sarah Maslin Nir’s yearlong investigation into the horrendous labor practices at many New York nail salons. The rebuttal,...Show More Summary

Former Times reporter goes after paper’s heralded nails expose

Screenshot of The New York Review of Books article that questioned the veracity of The New York Times nails story. It’s essentially a mano a mano over nails. Former New York Times reporter Richard Bernstein is questioning the accuracy...Show More Summary

William T. Vollmann 'By the Book'

The New York Times Book Review's 'By the Book'-column continues to be... uneven, but this week's respondent is William T. Vollmann, and though I've never really taken to his work he offers up a pretty interesting set of answers.

Better on Vinyl: We Had a Younger Generation of Hipsters Review an Older Generation of Hipsters

Have you ever been to a cool party? The Misshapes, a DJ trio from New York, threw a very cool party throughout the 2000s. I know this because the introduction to their eponymous book of party photography, released in 2007 on MTV Press,...Show More Summary

Why Reread?

Nabokov once claimed “there is no reading, only rereading.” In an essay for the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks pursues the “key to rereading,” taking The Waste Land and Mrs. Dalloway as his test cases.

NY Times Broke Embargo to Publish Its ‘Exclusive’ Watchman Review

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The New York Times' book review of Go Set a Watchman sent the literary world into a dervish last week when it revealed that the first draft/prequel/sequel to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird portrayed beloved protagonist Atticus Finch as an aging racist dallying in Ku Klux Klan membership. Show More Summary

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ features a racist Atticus Finch: reports

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In the unpublished early novel that Harper Lee rewrote as the acclaimed “To Kill a Mockingbird,” there’s a surprisingly different Atticus Finch from the one readers know, according to an exclusive review of the book in the New York Times. “Go Set a Watchman,” which is...

The NYT Looks at Watchman

Topic: Books From the New York Times, a review of the novel everyone has been waiting for, Go Set a Watchman. And you're not going to like the once upstanding character Atticus Finch: In “Mockingbird,” Atticus was a role model for his children, Scout and Jem — their North Star, their hero, the most potent moral force in their lives. Show More Summary

5 Artists Create Visual Book Reviews for The New York Times

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

According to the old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The New York Times tasked five artists to construct “visual book reviews” for an art-themed issue of the Sunday Book Review. The following creatives took part in this...Show More Summary

Louisiana Attorney Travels to ThrillerFest

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

Last month, Louisiana attorney Michael Rubin won Foreword Reviews magazine’s 2014 prize for Book of the Year in the Thriller & Suspense category. This week, he is in New York to connect with fellow authors and more potential readers at ThrillerFest. Show More Summary

A Curious Bit of Backstory Behind the NYT’s Review of Chris Hedges’ New Book

4 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Chris Hedges’ latest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” was given top placement in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review section, and although a high profile doesn’t always guarantee high praise, turns out there’s a story behind this media story.

The 5 Best Quotes From The New York Times Review Of Grey Are Better Than The Book

Guys, it's good. And by "good," I of course mean scathingly bad. More » The 5 Best Quotes From The New York Times Review Of Grey Are Better Than The Book is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Another STEM Jobs Myth-Breaking Article

A reader sent along this link to an article at the New York Review of Books on the relentless emphasis on STEM jobs. The viewpoint of its author, Andrew Hacker, was preordained: he's a political scientist who started a controversy about...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Man in Profile’ Studies Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker

Thomas Kunkel’s biography covers Mr. Mitchell’s sparkling portraits of New York’s marginal people, as well as his breaking the rules of nonfiction and an epic case of writer’s block.

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