Aaron Swartz, the 24-year-old hacker indicted on data theft charges for leaking JSTOR documents, courtesy of ragesoss
After a 24-year-old hacker was indicted for leaking over 5 million JSTOR documents online, JSTOR has partially lifted its paywall and made all of its 500,000 out-of-copyright journal articles free worldwide.
Capital New York rounds up the books that hip New Yorkers will be ostentatiously reading on the subway this fall. Read about a number of them—including Jeff Eugenides' The Marriage Plot, Joan Didion's Blue Nights, and Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding—in our fall issue.
Amazon is reportedly testing a new, tablet-friendly website design, spurring rumors that the online retail giant is preparing its own Amazon-branded tablet to compete with the iPad. TechCrunch claims that the 7-inch tablet will be the first Kindle with a color screen, will cost about $250, and should be on shelves by October.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has joined Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan as the newest cast member of Baz Luhrmann's 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which just went into production in Australia.
Karen Russell in conversation with Gary Shteyngart and Colson Whitehead; Janet Malcolm chats with Ian Frazier, and Geoff Dyer talks with Rebecca Mead: the 2011 New Yorker Festival lineup is now live.
Before Michel Houellebecq scandalized people with his novels, he scandalized people with his poetry.
Conan O’Brien adds a new, youth-friendly segment to his show: Famous Authors on Ziplines.
The Huffington Post has published its first e-book, “A People’s History of the Great Recession,” based on reporter Arthur Delaney’s blogging about the economic crash.