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A story of survival: New York’s last remaining independent bookshops

Jun 03 2018: With small traders struggling to stay afloat, writer Philippe Ungar and photographer Franck Bohbot travelled across New York to meet 50 indie booksellers in their habitats...

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NPR says that a 1980s study on early childhood education that has been cited 8,000+ times is not valid

Jun 03 2018: NPR's All Things Considered calls into question a 1980s study on early childhood education that has been cited more than 8,000 times:

Did you know that kids growing up in poverty hear 30 million fewer words by age 3? Chances are, if you're the type of person who ...

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Author Niall Ferguson leaves Stanford role after ordering 'opposition research' on a student in free speech row

Jun 01 2018: Niall Ferguson, the prominent British historian, has left his role with a Stanford university free speech initiative after leaked emails showed him suggesting "opposition research" be carried out on a left-wing student.

Ferguson resigned from a leadership position on...

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Author Germaine Greer stirs furor with call for lighter rape penalty

May 31 2018: The Australian author and academic Germaine Greer, one of the most contrarian voices on feminism, has stirred a furor by dismissing rape as "bad sex" and calling for a lower penalty for perpetrators of sexual assault.

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Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers?

May 26 2018: Writing in The Guardian, Alison Flood asks why is it that, even when they’re central to the story, women over 40 get pushed to one side when it's time to design the book jacket?

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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

May 23 2018: Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the £50,000 (about $67,170) Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, for her novel of linked fragments, Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft. The cash award is ...

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American novelist Philip Roth dies at 85

May 23 2018: Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer in 1998 but who was best-known for the controversial and explicit 1969 Portnoy's Complaint, has died at age 85.

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Maybe abusive authors don’t belong on my bookshelf. But what about in my classroom?

May 20 2018: Writing in The Washington Post, author and professor Sandra Beasley asks, "Do we continue to teach the work of people we now suspect of behaving unethically or abusively? ... As a reader, I’m devastated. As a teacher, I’ve got decisions to make..."

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    The Abbot's Tale purports to be a re-discovered manuscript written by a real historical figure,...

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