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Teenage Poet Yahya Hassan, Class Divide Between Adjunct and Tenured Professors, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
1.24.14

Vice magazine features Yahya Hassan, a teenage Danish Palestinian poet whose first collection is the most popular book of Danish poetry in history; NBC News spotlights the income disparity between adjunct and tenured professors in the United States; BuzzFeed wants to know if you can guess the identity of a classic novel after reading its first sentence; and other news.

Zadie Smith’s European Travels With Her Father, Baby Born in Barnes & Noble, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
10.22.13

A new book reports that Amazon’s stance toward small publishers “was called the Gazelle Project after Mr. Bezos said Amazon ‘should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle’”; Hector Tobar looks at how Amazon and other online booksellers are reacting to compaints over pornographic content; Open Culture found an image of Mark Twain with Nikola Tesla; and other news.

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