Amazon has hired Jay Carney; Melville House to hire ex-Bush Administration officials

Yesterday, “legendary hoarder” and newsletterman Mike Allen reported that former White House press secretary Jay Carney will join Amazon next week. Carney’s new title is “senior vice president for WorldwideRead more »

Femsplain: Feminism Full-Time . . . now with full funding

On Tuesday, a full week ahead of their deadline, the feminist publishing platform Femsplain reached its $25,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. It’s a “fem-powered blog” in the vein of RookieRead more »

The Imitation Game and the complicated byproducts of adaptation

Graham Moore’s script for The Imitation Game was always supposed to win awards. His adaptation of Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges placed first on the Black List ofRead more »

Two for Tuesday: who will publish the ebooks?

Topics discussed: The Oscars, Inherent Vice, team trivia, Traffic, Traffic, ebook production, SAG Awards, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, misguided opinions, adolescence, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, self-publishing triumphalists, MarkRead more »

Why your production team is going insane right now

As of this writing, the West Coast port strike has ended—for now—which is good news for everyone in the supply chain. However, it’s unclear how long it will take toRead more »

50 Shades of literary theory: How the novel and the film reflect (and destroy) three centuries of theory

I watched the 50 Shades of Grey film on Wednesday evening, which sounds like a confession but is merely a statement of fact. It felt like the most natural conclusionRead more »

Feminists organize editing sessions to address Wikipedia’s “gender trouble”

Planning is underway for the 2nd Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, with events to be held worldwide. According to organizers, the day of editing is meant to combat statistics showing thatRead more »

Those Who Stay: the lives of writers’ companions

When the news of Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman, made headlines earlier this month, and questions of potential conflict and controversy began to surface, it was Lee’sRead more »