July 29, 2015

The Booker Prize longlist has just been announced.

The New York Times rebuts the New York Review of Books’s rebuttal (by a Times journalist turned day spa owner) of their nail-salon exposé.

Amazon—or Relentless, as it was originally to be called—now has plans to reserve a two-hundred-foot slice of airspace for its drones.

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

As migrants cross the border from the Dominican Republic, Edwidge Danticat writes from Haiti.

Ursula K. Le Guin has started an online forum for writers of fiction, where she plans to answer questions about craft (or open them to the floor) every other Monday. She claims not to have the “vigor and stamina” to write novels or teach offline classes any more, but she clearly has no intention of going easy on anyone. She won’t allow questions about how to get published: “We won’t be talking here about how to sell a ship, but how to sail one.” And, continuing the nautical metaphor, she assures would-be participants she will “use the lash only when forced to it.”

It’s hard not to get big-headed when the Onion launches a whole new web series just to parody you, but then Vice isn’t known for its modesty anyway. Regardless, EDGE starts August 3.

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