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Online Only, posted 5.21.13

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

Apple CEO Tim Cook testified today in front of a Senate committee, which is investigating Apple's use of Irish subsidiaries to avoid billions of dollars in United States taxes. (Gawker)

David L. Ulin looks at the challenges tackled by the new book from McSweeney’s, Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry. (Los Angeles Times)

Open Culture showcases Allen Ginsberg’s suggested reading list for his class “Literary History of the Beats.”

Audiences at Cannes were given a taste of Shane Salerno's long-awaited Salinger documentary. (Shelf Awareness)

Although not encouraging the often-sloppy practice of drinking while writing, Andrew Sullivan features a cocktail chart inspired by famous books and movies. (Dish)

Meanwhile, Choire Sicha looks as Blake Bailey's new biography, Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson. (Book Forum)

If your bedside table is on the dark side, Book Riot gathered some great bookish reading lamps.

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