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October 28, 2021
The Strange State of the Novel in the “Age of Amazon”
A conversation with Mark McGurl about how the company changed the way books are written and the consequences of a service oriented reading culture.
August 3, 2021
Sell This Book!
Corporate publishing wants to turn all readers into renters. We’re trying to stop them.
April 30, 2021
Philip Roth and His Defensive Fans Are Their Own Worst Enemies
Why did it take a sexual assault scandal to raise red flags about a deeply flawed biography?
March 3, 2021
The World Lawrence Ferlinghetti Built
As a poet, publisher, and bookstore owner, he helped foster a literary ecosystem where politics and culture for the better seemed possible.
February 25, 2021
The Resplendent Radicalism of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
What made Ferlinghetti so refreshing was his delight with each new generation’s readiness to challenge the status quo it had been handed.
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November 17, 2020
The Radical Origins of Self-Help Literature
How did the genre of self-help go from one focused on collective empowerment to one serving the class hierarchy as it stands?
September 22, 2020
‘The Nation’ Unveils New Look, New Logo With Inaugural Redesigned Issue, ‘The Drowned and the Saved’
With 20 percent more pages in each issue, and four special double issues per year, the new
offers even more room for vivid reporting, rigorous debate, long-form analysis, and hard-hitting investigations.
September 10, 2020
Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court
In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book.
July 10, 2020
Milton Glaser, 1929–2020
, Milton’s first rule was “You can only work for people you like.”
May 12, 2020
The Ingenuity Keeping Indie Bookstores Going
Amazon and the pandemic have left indie bookstores in a bind. They’re reinventing from the inside out.
Katrina vanden Heuvel