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Publishing Industry news and analysis from The Nation
July 27, 2022
What Happened to Newspaper Book Reviewing?
As a mode of recommendation, the newspaper fiction review has less to recommend it than ever before.
July 18, 2022
You Can’t Buy These Books
In their attack on libraries, megapublishers roll a Trojan horse into the courts.
July 12, 2022
The Gilded Age of Magazines
The decline and fall of the glossy.
May 13, 2022
“The New York Times” Has Badly Lost Its Bearings
Its next editor, Joe Kahn, needs to get it back on course.
May 13, 2022
Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach
The obituaries for the founding mother of neoconservatism fail to give a sense of how vile her opinions really were.
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May 4, 2022
Don’t Fear a Red Planet: The Story of the World’s Only Native Comic Shop
Lee Francis IV turned an empty hair salon into a space for “Indigenerds” to let their imaginations run wild.
April 26, 2022
Now Amazon Is Being Challenged in the Boardroom as Well
A campaign by New York and Illinois pension fund leaders, led by New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, aims to pressure the company on its shocking record on workplace safety and high employee turnover.
March 17, 2022
The War of Words Between Between “Rashka” and Ukraine
On the culture front between “Rashka” and Ukraine.
February 28, 2022
The Book Arsenal: A Dispatch From the Cultural Front in Kyiv
Ukrainian publisher Anetta Antonenko has her books, her cats, her language—and her gun.
February 21, 2022
I Helped Publish “Maus.” Never Once Have I Regretted It.
If you truly want a teenager to read any book with gusto, the first thing you need to do is, of course, ban it.