April 11, 2014

In honor of National Library Week, Oxford University Press is temporarily making its many online tools free. (Username: libraryweek; password: libraryweek.)

Hillary Clinton’s memoir will be in stores this June. The book recalls her time as secretary of state, and includes “candid reflections about key moments.”

Quora, a question-and-answer site that aspires to Wikipedia status, has raised eighty million dollars to expand their operations. The site claims to have 500,000 topics currently “live.”

The Guggenheim Foundation announces its 2014 fellows. Among the recipients are Chloe Aridjis, Deborah Baker, Susan Bernofsky, Emily Fox Gordon, Joy Harjo, Yunte Huang, Hari Kunzru, D.T. Max, Meghan O’Rourke, Susan Orlean, Julie Orringer, Victoria Redel, Peter Rock, Claire Watkins, and Marjorie Welish.

Choire Sicha

Choire Sicha

Choire Sicha is speaking at NYU tonight, on “wacky New York City history, incredibly gay dudes, the New Yorker magazine, obnoxious claims that blogging was invented before the Internet, and reminders that everything that is happening now has happened before and will happen again (if we don’t all die, of course).”

Bookforum editor Chris Lehmann on neoliberalism and labor issues in Minor League baseball.

Manhattan’s Housing Works and McNally Jackson are co-sponsoring Sunday’s Downtown Literary Festival, with events happening all day long at both bookstores.

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