March 8, 2016

The opening round of the Tournament of Books begins tomorrow.

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that refused its appeal, Apple will now be forced to pay out $400 million to ebook buyers who were affected by its illegal price-fixing.

There is a funeral mass today for Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, who died on Friday.

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg, in a Bloomberg column, has ruled out a run for President, for fear of aiding the candidacy of Ted Cruz or Donald Trump: “I have known Mr. Trump casually for many years, and we have always been on friendly terms. I even agreed to appear on ‘The Apprentice’—twice. But he has run the most divisive and demagogic presidential campaign I can remember, preying on people’s prejudices and fears.”

Personal letters from a recently unsealed archive offer new insight into the life of the novelist Doris Lessing.

Staff at Verso and New Left Review compiled a reading list for International Women’s Day that includes everyone from Angela Y. Davis to Virginie Despentes to Audre Lorde to Claude Cahun.

And the first episode of a new podcast, Left/Liberal, features a discussion with Rebecca Traister and Sarah Leonard on feminism and the Democratic primaries.

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