January 9, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo staff members who survived Wednesday’s attack will publish an issue of the paper next week. They are planning to increase its print run from around sixty thousand to one million copies, with donations helping to defray the costs.

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen—which concerns, among other things, racism and police brutality—was published in October 2014, but subsequent printings of the book, a finalist for the National Book Award, have already included changes that reflect the deaths of new victims, including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

David Haglund, who edits Slate’s Brow Beat blog, has been named the new literary editor of newyorker.com. He will start his new position later this month.

Need advice? Write to Haruki Murakami.

In 2014, writers and publishers raised $21.8 million through Kickstarter, and comics artists raised another $9.61 million. The company has issued an end-of-the-year chart, showing dollars donated to projects from a variety of categories.

In her latest column, The Unspeakable author Meghan Daum wonders if “mansplaining” is as widespread a phenomenon as certain critics have made it out to be. “The reality is that ‘splaining is everywhere, and it’s ultimately not gender specific.”

 

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