Teju Cole, the author of Open City and a 4,000-word essay about immigration (composed entirely of Tweets), talks with Foreign Policy magazine about US drone policy, Nigerian corruption, and “hashtag activism.”
Vice Media, which has announced that A&E networks has invested $250 million in the company, has announced another $250 million investment, this one from a venture capital firm called Technology Crossover Ventures.
The Paris Review considers the wit, wisdom, and poetry of spam comments: “the best spam coalesces—with its typos, its competing voices, and its gloriously infelicitous phrasings—into a sort of nauseous goulash.”
Good news for New York Francophiles: Albertine Books in French and English, which takes its name from the Proust character, will open in the city on September 27. The bookstore and reading room will also host readings, debates, and other literary events, including a six-night festival in October organized by Greil Marcus.