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November 10, 2011

Plagiarizing James Bond 0

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Little, Brown & Company has pulled a mystery novel from the shelves after passages in the book were found to have been plagiarized from “a variety of classic and contemporary spy novels,” like James Bond novels and books by Robert Ludlum and Charles McCarry.

November 10, 2011

Rewiring the Real 0

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Tonight at Columbia: A conversation with Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and most recently Super Sad True Love Story. Moderated by McKenzie Wark, professor of media and cultural studies at The New School and author of Gamer Theory. “Rewiring the Real” at 6:30 P.M.

November 10, 2011

Perry’s “Oops” 0

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“Oops is everything that Perry could not do if he still wanted to be President.” What you missed while not watching last night’s Republican Debate in Detroit.

November 10, 2011

Three Readings, A Bag of Ritz Sandwich Crackers, and Some Serious QT with my Number One Fan 1

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Now, I don’t normally do this sort of thing. But my publisher wasn’t planning much for the paperback tour, so I figured why not? Isn’t that what publishing is all about these days — doing-it-yourself, sleeping on couches, Facebooking and tweeting your little heart out?

November 10, 2011

Of Fracking and Franzen: Is Strong Motion Coming True in Oklahoma? 12

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I cannot imagine the circumstances under which I would discover that my actions had caused an earthquake. But I think if I did, my next move would probably be to stop doing whatever it was I was doing — not to figure out a way to live with the earthquakes. Because if energy companies actually believe that fracking causes earthquakes — and if they continue to frack — where does it end?

November 9, 2011

The Books They Gave Me 0

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It’s voyeuristic, confessional, cathartic, and sometimes downright funny. It’s The Books They Gave Me, a Tumblr where people share the books their exes gave as gifts.

November 9, 2011

Self Publishing Textbooks 0

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A Minnesota high school is saving money on textbooks… by writing its own.

November 9, 2011

Franzen on HBO’s The Corrections 0

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Jonathan Franzen dishes about the forthcoming HBO adaptation of The Corrections.

November 9, 2011

Into the Snow 0

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Amy Henry reviews Gennady Aygi‘s Into the Snow for HTMLGiant.

November 9, 2011

RIP Joe Frazier 0

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The sports world lost a legend this week in Joe Frazier. In honor of Smokin’ Joe’s indelible mark on the sport of boxing, Byliner has gathered thirteen great stories on the sweet science. Also worth reading is George Plimpton‘s classic Sports Illustrated story on the Frazier vs. George Foreman fight in Kingston.