Jul 13, 2011 @ 3:10:00 pm
After railing against Twitter in the New York Times Magazine, Bill Keller expands his beef with the written word in a new column titled “Let’s Ban Books, or At Least Stop Writing Them.” The gist: too many reporters are taking leave to write books, and Keller’s own failed attempts at book-writing haven’t endeared him to the practice: “Book-writing is agony—slow, lonely, frustrating work that, unless you are a very rare exception, gets a lukewarm review (if any), reaches a few thousand people and lands on a remaindered shelf at Barnes & Noble.” Let the Twitter wars begin.
In honor of Snooki’s landing another book deal, Anderson Cooper does a dramatic reading of her first novel, A Shore Thing.
The New York Times says it will pay back a $250 million loan from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim (his real name) by August
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