• June 9, 2014

    At the New Republic, Isaac Chotiner uses Michiko Kakutani’s write-up of Hillary Clinton’s new memoir as a “good lesson in how not to write a review.”

    Robert Silvers

    Robert Silvers

    Robert Silvers recalls how The New York Review of Books became the subject of Martin Scorsese’s latest documentary.

    “The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you name it.” At Salon, Thomas Frank charts the alarming surge in college tuition, which is leaving generations in debt, and which no one seems to be trying to stop.

    Ruth Graham’s new Slate article, which is pegged to the new movie adaptation of John Green’s YA novel The Fault in Our Stars, argues that adults should be embarrassed to read fiction geared toward teenagers. A barrage of of pro-YA responses quickly followed, with Flavorpill declaring Slate “condescending,” and the New Republic urging you to not let “Slate make you feel ashamed for reading books you love.”

    Tonight, Poets House is hosting a fundraiser, which involves walking across the Brooklyn Bridge; hearing readings by Mark Doty, Thomas Lux, and Vijay Seshadri, and Naomi Shihab Nye; and dinner.