April 29, 2016

The New York Times and its CEO Mark Thompson have been hit with a class-action lawsuit that alleges “deplorable discrimination” in matters of hiring and pay. Claiming that “not only does the Times have an ideal customer (young, white, wealthy), but also an ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family),” the suit takes particular aim at Thompson, who while head of the BBC was also forced to address concerns about the treatment of older women, and who is accused of bringing “his misogynistic and ageist attitudes across the Atlantic to New York City.”

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine

The poet Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen, will begin teaching English and African-American Studies at Yale this fall.

This Saturday marks the third annual Independent Bookstore Day, which means among other things that Greenlight will be offering free doughnuts, and Community Bookstore in Park Slope will provide both Paul Auster and free beer.

The Huffington Post seems a little less keen to run stories critical of Uber now that its editor in chief has joined the company’s board.

It may come as no surprise that anonymous Wall Street blogs offer as frightening a work environment as Wall Street itself, as far as one can tell from the tale of Fight Club-themed finance site Zero Hedge.

The Lahore Literary Festival will take place this weekend at the Asia Society in New York, including a Sunday morning roundtable on Pakistan’s literary scene in which Bapsi Sidhwa, Bilal Tanweer, Rafia Zakaria, and Tasneem Zehra Husain will be in conversation with Hugh Eakin.

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