For those who like their New York Times corrections as baroque as possible, this piece about Hillary Clinton’s email account (and the phantom “criminal” investigation of her) is a gift. Executive editor Dean Baquet said the slow screw-up here wasn’t staffers’ fault, but Talking Points Memo disagrees.
Anyone who doesn’t like the idea of a softened-up Gawker has been invited to take the money and get out: William Arkin, former national security adviser to the New York Times and founder of Gawker’s national security spin-off, was asked to go and had some things to say about it. Leah Finnegan—also ex-NYT—is leaving too.
“Artists are assaulters in a lot of ways and the viewer is complicit in that assault. In the same way with the book. I hope readers feel a sense of entanglement in these lives; they are bearing witness to them but there is also something quite intrusive about that.” An interview with Hanya Yanagihara, the author of A Little Life.
A collection of twenty previously lost Pablo Neruda poems, discovered last year in boxes in Chile, will be out in English translation in the spring.