How the Grinch stole Christmas: Amazon partners with Royal Mail

Amazon UK has won the title of this year’s Grinch who stole Christmas. Were there ever any other contenders? Amazon announced yesterday that it has partnered with the Post OfficeRead more »

Protest across Britain… in library display cases

Why have letters gone missing from the National Library of Scotland, and many display cases across Britain? Orphaned works–those written before 1969 and that were not published by August 1, 1989–are currentlyRead more »

Texas State Board of Education approves social studies textbooks, doesn’t really know what’s in them (but it’s probably stuff about how Moses was awesome)

Let’s begin with a short quiz: Do you like power? Do you also like ignorance? Do you enjoy imposing your arbitrary wishes and paranoid half-opinions on the population of theRead more »

A call to action: on the 2014 National Book Awards

Built in 1841, the large, Greek Revival building at 55 Wall Street has housed the New York Merchants Exchange, the United States Custom House, and the National City Bank—the earlier,Read more »

Former Amazon employee planning hunger strike to protest unethical labor practices

A former Amazon employee is escalating his ongoing protest of the company. Kivin Varghese plans to go on a hunger strike beginning next week, as reported on Geekwire. Varghese hasRead more »

Amazon Anonymous announce Amazon boycott

The UK-based group Amazon Anonymous, which grew out of a petition for Amazon to pay its employees a living wage, is launching a new campaign, aimed at hitting the e-retailRead more »

Bring back the National Book Award for Translation!

In 1980, Julia Child won a National Book Award for Current Interest for a cookbook called Julia Child and More Company. Seven years earlier, George B. Schaller had won aRead more »