Robert Lowell

The New Yorker’s Book Bench has posted a translation of “King Goldenlocks,” one of the almost 500 Bavarian fairy tales recently found in Germany.

No book deal, no problem: With financial support from their parents, “hundreds of children and teenagers” are writing and self-publishing their own books, reports the The New York Times.

Soon, we’ll be able to roll e-readers up like newspapers.

The American Society of Magazine Editors has named its finalists for the 2012 National Magazine Awards. While there are some great picks—David Grann, Aleksander Hemon, and John Jeremiah Sullivan all got well-deserved nods—women are conspicuously absent from the Reporting, Features, Profiles, Essays, and Columns categories. As in, they’re missing completely. Women are, however, well represented in the Public Interest category, nabbing four out of five of the nominations. At ThinkProgress, Alyssa Rosenberg wonders why. In other ASME news, Vice and Fader both received their first-ever nominations.

After fifty weeks and four hundred essays and reviews, The Los Angeles Review of Books announces plans to launch its new website on April 18.

ABEBooks has set up a dating service for book readers—or, ahem, “lonely lovers of literature.” According to the site, the new matchmaking feature, called BiblioCupid, uses a “specially designed love algorithm that matches bibliophiles according to their purchases on AbeBooks.” During its six-month trial period, it has, according to promotional materials, produced two marriages.

Robert Lowell’s former Upper West Side apartment is on the market for 5,000.

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