Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Robert Silvers, 'NYRB' Co-Founder and Editor, Dies at 87
Robert B. Silvers, the co-founder of the New York Review of Books and its editor since 1963, died on the morning of March 20.
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In L.A., Women Creators Discuss Gender Diversity in the Comics Industry
At a panel called "Women in Comics" held at the Los Angeles Public Library, five women comics creators discuss how gender and minority diversity in the pop culture industries has improved, and how much more work needs to be done.
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IPBA Announces Benjamin Franklin Award Finalists
The 29th annual installment of the awards, which will recognize excellence in books published during calendar year 2016, will be held on April 7 in Portland, Ore.
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A Trump E-book a Day: Since Donald J. Trump completed his rise to power, he has become the hottest new writing prompt for journalists and creative writers alike.

Jane Austen Has Alt-Right Fans?: It’s a truth universally acknowledged that anyone in want of attention could do worse than co-opt Jane Austen. And the alt-right knows it.

Amazon New Maine Tax: The retailer said it will begin collecting sales taxes on purchases shipped to Maine addresses next month.

Walt Whitman At the Drug Court: Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s new documentary project, “Whitman, Alabama,” pairs Alabama court cases with poetic verse.

Literature, Meet the Data Crunch: In a new book, journalist Ben Blatt uses statistics to analyze literature, pinpointing words that give away classic writers' genders, locales, and more.


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