Insights yielded in the ongoing trial over Gawker’s publication of a Hulk Hogan sex tape this week include the following: jokes between colleagues don’t hold up that well when explained on the stand several years later; Gawker isn’t too concerned with anyone’s privacy; the rest of America isn’t too concerned with Gawker and its ilk (“And what is The Hair Spin?” One lawyer inquired).
Elena Ferrante, Orhan Pamuk, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Eka Kurniawan are on the longlist for the Man Booker International Prize, whose previous winners include Philip Roth, Lydia Davis, and László Krasznahorkai.
Nicolas Cage will direct and star in a version of Joyce Carol Oates’s novel Rape: A Love Story (which is to be renamed Vengeance: A Love Story).
After a fourteen-year run, Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin has announced that she will be shutting down the online magazine and blog in May.
The Atlantic has published a preview of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther series for Marvel.