October 30, 2017

Philip Roth

Philip Roth

Why the French love Philip Roth.

The Sh*tty Men in Media list began as a private, anonymously crowdsourced document meant to warn women about men who had been accused of sexual harassment. It was, writes Madison Malone Kircher at New York magazine, meant “more as a shield than a weapon.” But that didn’t last long. Though the list has been taken down from Reddit, screenshots are circulating online. “It’s now being leaked and distributed not to protect women from predators but to publicly attack the men on it,” Kircher writes. One person who has sought to “weaponize” the list is ultra-right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich, who offered $10,000 for a copy of the list.

The Center Will Not Hold, Griffin Dunne’s documentary about Joan Didion, his aunt, is now streaming on Netflix.

Colin Kaepernick, the ex-quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who spearheaded the NFL protests during the National Anthem, has signed a $1 million book deal with Random House imprint One World.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board has accused Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party of colluding with the Russians.

Ron Chernow—the Pulitzer-winning author of Alexander Hamilton, the biography on which the blockbuster Broadway musical is based—talks about his new book about the life and times of the US general and president (and drunkard) Ulysses S. Grant.

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