October 20, 2017

Vogue magazine and Vice are joining up to create Project Vs, a website and branding exchange that will launch early next year. A Vice spokesman explained the project this way: “What started as a slow dance collaboration has quickly become a high speed collision between Vice and Vogue, juxtaposing the many social, political and cultural tensions of our times to create a capsule commentary on the world we live in.”

On Literary Hub’s fiction/non/fiction podcast, Whitney Terrell, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Jia Tolentino, and Claire Vaye Watkins discuss the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

As part of the T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s “Greats” issue, Dave Eggers profiles Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adiche, the author of the novel Americanah and a MacArthur Foundation fellow, recalls her parents reaction to her decision to quit medical school and become a writer: “Nobody just leaves medical school, especially given it’s fiercely competitive to get in. But I had a sister who was a doctor, another who was a pharmacist, a brother who was an engineer. So my parents already had sensible children who would be able to make an actual living, and I think they felt comfortable sacrificing their one strange child.”

Ana Marie Cox is leaving her post as the New York Times’s Talk columnist after two years on the job.

George Saunders talks to The Independent a few days after winning the Man Booker prize for his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo: “Having a panel of judges approve of what you’re doing is really empowering in the sense that you think ‘my instincts aren’t totally fucked up, I must have some sort of idea what to do.’”

Tonight in Brooklyn at the Books are Magic bookshop, Emma Donoghue talks about her novel The Wonder, which just came out in paperback.

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