A week in the knees

February’s winding down, and we all know what that means: reaching out to the village astrologer—a rascal with no respect for knights—to learn whether it’s leap year! It also means that timeRead more »

The Week in Impeachment: 2/17/18 — 2/23/18

In this weekly series, The Week in Impeachment, Barbara A. Radnofsky, author of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment, takes a look at some of the potentially impeachable executive behavior that’s made headlines over theRead more »

Milo Yiannopoulos’s lawsuit against his publisher goes down in flames

Let’s check-in on everyone’s favourite bigoted right-wing jerk, Milo Yiannopoulos. The former senior editor at alt-right site Breitbart News, Yiannopoulos gained notoriety for his offensive stances on… well, practically everything, including feminism, homosexuality,Read more »

Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry thinks e-books are “a stupid product”

It’s been ten years since Amazon’s Kindle introduced e-books as a major component of the publishing market, and four-ish years since Hachette and Simon & Schuster successfully negotiated with AmazonRead more »

This year, there’ll be a Man Booker Prize for best Man Booker Prize-winner

All that glitters is gold. The folks behind the Man Booker Prize, the UK’s leading prize for novels, has announced that this year they’ll be awarding a “Golden” Man Booker, a one-time-onlyRead more »

And she’s buying a stairway to Saturday

Fact: With each week that passes, we get approximately 1.9165 percent closer to the blessed day when we can forever consign yet another year to the dustbin of collective memory.Read more »

The Week in Impeachment: 2/10/18 — 2/16/18

In this weekly series, The Week in Impeachment, Barbara A. Radnofsky, author of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment, takes a look at some of the potentially impeachable executive behavior that’s made headlines over theRead more »

Computers versus humans: Amazon HQ is cutting a bunch o’ jobs

Those working at Amazon’s Seattle Headquarters must be feeling a bit nervous around now. According to Matt Day at the Seattle Times, several hundred jobs are about to be axedRead more »

Into the Bezosphere: The Washington Post will syndicate Amazon Charts

Last Thursday, the Washington Post announced that its new weekly bestsellers list would be calculated with some unconventional data. The calculations will include information from Amazon’s reading subscription services, including Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited. The Post has alsoRead more »

“Does Ronald Reagan cause diabetes?”: Cause, by Gregory Smithsimon, is out today!

Why, at a particular time and in a particular way, does a particular thing happen? This is ultimately the question underlying many of our fiercest debates — from the reasonsRead more »

What’s Happened Since, Part 5

Last month, we were delighted to release Susan Bordo’s The Destruction of Hillary Clinton in paperback. Later, things on our Twitter feed got… a little crazy, when Clinton herself retweeted us about it. ThisRead more »

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