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  • City Lights: Parting with literature is not always such sweet sorrow

    City Lights: Parting with literature is not always such sweet sorrow
    The other week, committing myself to a periodic desk cleaning, I went through the process of sifting through a stack of books and determining which ones to keep. In this case, the books belonged to a particular group: They were titles I had received...
  • Behind the jargon at the IMF

    Given the chance to be a fly on the wall at any institution, few would choose the International Monetary Fund. As part of a series from the Writers in Residence nonprofit organization, novelist Geoff Dyer spent a fortnight on a U.S. aircraft carrier,...
  • A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat

    A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat
    When last we visited with Sherlock Holmes, a federal judge had just saved him from the clutches of perhaps his most menacing foe ever -- the copyright law.  Now an appeals judge has saved the great detective from an even greater threat -- extortion by a...
  • Roxane Gay on 'Bad Feminist'

    Roxane Gay on 'Bad Feminist'
    It's not easy being a feminist these days (not that it ever was), in part because the push for equality for women managed to pick up a lot of negative baggage over the decades. Today, many people — including many women — think of feminism as a...
  • More than 900 authors sign angry, open letter to Amazon

    More than 900 authors have signed an open letter to Amazon, charging the online retailer with engaging in “selective retaliation” against writers in its dispute with the Hachette publishing group. The writer Douglas Preston began circulating...
  • Gillian Anderson's first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming

    Gillian Anderson's first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming
    Actress Gillian Anderson has written a supernatural/science fiction thriller, "A Vision of Fire," which will begin a series to be published by Simon & Schuster. Anderson's EarthEnd Saga will launch Simon451, a new Simon & Schuster imprint publishing...
  • CBS profit falls 7% in 2nd quarter with softer advertising sales

    Broadcasting giant CBS Corp. reported 7% lower second-quarter profit due to softer advertising sales, including at its marquee CBS broadcast network, and lower program licensing fees. For the quarter ended June 30, CBS reported net income of $439...
  • Hit the books, a little cheaper

    Back-to-school shopping has started, and for college students, that means figuring out how to pay for at least one big expense: textbooks. The average student at a four-year public college spends about $1,200 per year on course books and materials,...
  • News Corp. Revenues Fall on Weaker Ad Sales, Subscriptions

    Revenues at News Corp. fell during the most recent fiscal quarter on weaker subscription sales and a sluggish advertising market. The publishing company's revenues dropped 3% to $2.19 billion, compared to the $2.26 billion in the year-ago period. The...
  • Ad Softness Crimps CBS 2Q Results

    CBS said second-quarter net income fell 3.9%, as advertising softness resulted in revenue shortfalls at three of its major segments during the period. The company said revenue fell about 5.3% - to $3.17 billion from $3.39 billion - as its entertainment...
  • 'Alliance' dissects changing relationship between workers and managers

    If the hype is to be believed, you can see the future in Silicon Valley. In that part of California, youthful geniuses start companies that change everything about how we live and do business. And, if authors Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh are...