Kelly Burdick

Kelly Burdick is the executive editor of Melville House.

Vice Media is not Twitter

I am delighted to call bullshit on this: Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith’s claim, to Bloomberg TV, that his company could soon “have a market value equaling” Twitter. The numbersRead more »

A report from the stacks

Esteemed literary translator Susan Bernofsky toured the New York Public Library’s 42nd Street book stacks, which are set to be demolished as part of the NYPL’s Central Library Plan. Bernofsky,Read more »

Chinua Achebe buried in Nigeria

On Thursday, the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was buried in his hometown of Ogidi, Nigeria. Achebe, who died on March 21 and twice refused Nigerian state honors, suffered a semi-official funeralRead more »