Efforts to make the writing life look more action-packed than it really is are not new, but that shouldnâ€™t prevent anyone from enjoying the trailer for Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, which, incidentally, is being billed as the first American film to be shot in Cuba since the revolution.
Gawker, after being ordered last week to pay Hulk Hogan $115 millionâ€”considerably more than the media company is worthâ€”asked for mercy and got hit with an extra $25 million in punitive damages instead.
Jim Rutenberg, the New York Timesâ€™s new media columnist, stepping into the formidable shoes of the late David Carr (â€śPS,â€ť Rutenberg writes, â€śthey feel OK, will take a little getting used toâ€ť), got started this week by examining the Trumping of the news.
The Chronicle of Higher Education surveys a growing trend in literary studies for â€ścli-fiâ€ťâ€”climate-change fiction.
You may imagine that Amazon only makes traditional publishers and bookstore owners quake (and maybe the odd employee), but it is branching out: It now employs more than sixty lobbyists, who are making an enthusiastic â€śdrone pushâ€ť in Washington, and has become a big government contractor with a deal on cloud computing for the CIA. Â
And BuzzFeed is launching a new literary wing, beginning with a piece in praise of feeling like a fraud by poet and essayist Melissa Broder, an excerpt from Helen Oyeyemiâ€™s new story collection, and â€śBullet Points,â€ť a poem on police brutality by Jericho Brown.